The Wadsworth-Longfellow House is located on Congress Street in Portland, Maine. This two story brick home was built in 1785 by Revolutionary War General Peleg Wadsworth. He raised 10 children in the home, including a daughter, Zilpah, who went on to marry Stephen Longfellow IV. Their child, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was born February 27, 1807 in the home of Sephen's sister, a short distance away at Fore and Hancock Streets. At 8 months old he moved into the Wadsworth-Longfellow home with his parents and lived there for the next 35 years. He would become one of the country's most renowned poets, writing The Song Of Hiawatha and Paul Revere's Ride. He eventually moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, and spent the rest of his days there. Upon the death of Anne Longfellow Pierce in 1901 the house was turned over to the Maine Historical Society. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962 and added to the National Register Of Historic Places in 1966.