This home was built in 1786 by Peleg Wadsworth, a general in the American Revolution. He and his wife raised eleven children in this brick mansion. Among them was Zilpah Wadsworth. After she married Stephen Longfellow, one of their eight children to live here was the famed 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. After his younger sister’s death in 1901, the Longfellow boyhood home was gifted to the Maine Historical Society. The Wadsworth-Longfellow House is now a fascinating museum. The décor reflects the family’s lifestyle in the late 19th century. It is attached to the Maine Historical Society Museum on Congress Street.