AAA Editor Notes
Neal Dow House, 714 Congress St., is a Federal-style mansion built in 1829 for prominent Maine politician, abolitionist, women's rights advocate and prohibitionist Brig. Gen. Neal Dow, twice elected mayor of Portland.
The family's original furniture, portraits, paintings and china are on display, as are memorabilia of Dow's military and political careers. There also is a library. Dow's death mask can be viewed. The headquarters of the Maine Woman's Christian Temperance Union, to whom the house was bequeathed, is on the second floor.
Guided tours are available.