Neal Dow House

714 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04102- Map It
(207) 773-7773

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.
$10; $7 (ages 62+); free (ages 0-6 and active military with ID). Reservations are required.
Hours: Tours Mon.-Fri. 10-4, June-Oct.; Sat. and rest of year by appointment. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.