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Tate House Museum

1267 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102-1934
+1 207-774-6177
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Architectural Tour of Tate House Museum
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Georgian-style House, built in 1755; also has 18-century herb garden.
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  • Average13%
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1267 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102-1934
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Tate House is just a short bus ride away from the city center, and is a must for anyone interested in local history or how people lived during the lead-up to the American Revolution. The tour of the house is in-depth and good for...More

1  Thank Erin M
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chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for reviewing the Tate House. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Loved to read about and experience the history of the Stroudwater Region and the story of the King's Pines--the huge pine tree trunks which were reserved for masts of the British Royal Navy.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

After living in Maine for my whole life, this was the first time I had visited the Tate House and hear the history of the family that lived there. I would highly recommend a visit if you are interested in the British occupation of the...More

2  Thank sspaulding2017
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chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We are always happy when our guests take the time to review us. Glad you made the time to tour our house.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I love the Tate House. Have loved it since childhood, many decades ago. You get a glimpse into a family and how they lived. A must see.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on the architectural tour today and had a very nice time. Barbara was our tour guide and she was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The tour took about 90 minutes and covered everything from the attic to the basement. She knew...More

1  Thank Melanie3979
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chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Barbara is one of our many talented and knowledgeable docents and we are glad you enjoyed your time at the Tate House

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Kudos to the staff, docents, and board members who make this 18th century house come alive for 21st century visitors. The people who built and lived in the house are presented well and provide a good context for understanding the Province of Maine in the...More

2  Thank Sarah P
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chefj0an, Board Member at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed our house as much as we do.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lovely, well preserved example of a colonial home pre-Revolution. Docents are passionate about the subject and happy to share the local history.

Thank Jackie B
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chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for visiting our museum and thank you for the positive review

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Tate House is a fine representation of 1700's elegant living. You will learn about the living conditions (see the sleeping chambers, not to mention the camber pots! but I digress) you'll learn how the Maine woods was coveted for it's straight white pine trees...More

1  Thank Sue K
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chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for joining us at the Tate House. We love sharing our Maine history with our guests.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Colonial Georgian architecture that is well preserved and easily experienced in a manner consistent with 1780's. Daily life is well represented and explained plus a video that describes the conflict with the English and the mast trade. The historic reprentation of herb gardens is informative...More

4  Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting, informative, and fascinating history. Our docent, Peg, was exceptional! Quite passionate and knowledgeable about The Tate House. Suggest doing the waking tour too and check out the gift store.

5  Thank DianeCarr
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chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Thanks for a great review.

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Response from chefj0an | Property representative |
We're not hard to find at all. We are 10 minutes from the Old Port area. Just take Congress Street out of the city and head towards the airport. We are at 1267 Westbrook Street at the intersection of Congress. If you are... More
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