Plan a Stay for Longfellow Days

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a national literary figure who lived in the 1800s. He was born in Portland, Maine, in 1807, and by the time he died in 1882, he was a world-famous traveler, poet and linguist who had touched thousands of lives during his lifetime and millions more in the more than century that has followed. Each year, the Brunswick Downtown Association of Maine hosts Longfellow Days, a month-long celebration that honors one of America’s greatest poets.

This is the 11th year of Longfellow Days, and the Brunswick Downtown Association offers tons of unique events for fans of Longfellow and the written word to attend. Last year’s Longfellow Days featured a series of readings from writers who have spent time in Maine, a guided visit to the rooms where Longfellow lived and wrote from 1830-32, lectures given by University of Southern Maine professors on the life of Longfellow, and performances by students from Bowdoin College. Last year’s poet laureate, Wesley McNair, read from his new collection in honor of Longfellow. And, finally, to wrap up the month-long celebration, students from Brunswick schools and community members wished Longfellow a happy birthday by sharing their favorite poems – and cake!

If you love the poems and writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Maine has to offer, consider visiting us during the month of February to take part in some of the great events hosted during Longfellow Days. Learn about the rich literary history of the great state of Maine and meet some interesting authors and lecturers who are passionate about the life of Longfellow, or take in readings or performances by local students who are learning about Longfellow’s life and contributions to the literary world.

The Travelers Inn offers great prices for weekend getaways or longer vacations. Our family-run establishment is minutes from the gorgeous scenic beaches of Maine or a perfect place to stay while you explore the scenic coastal countryside on a winter hike. With shops, restaurants and many other regional tourist attractions, Brunswick is a great place to stay at any time of year. To book your stay for this year’s Longfellow Days, call us today at 800-457-3364 or book your reservation online now.