Frequently Asked Questions
Is parking available on site?
There is no parking area at the site. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation where possible. The Harvard Square Red Line subway stop is a 10 minute walk away. There is metered street parking and several parking garages and lots are located in and around Harvard Square. Parking in Longfellow Park across the street from Longfellow National Historic Site is by permit only.
Do I need to reserve a spot for a tour?
No, tours are given on a first-come first-served basis, with a limit of 15 people per tour.
How long does a tour last?
Tours are usually about 45 minutes long.
Does the site have a gift shop or book store?
Yes. Books on Longfellow's poetry, colonial history, and related items can be purchased at the site.
Is there an admission charge to see the historic garden?
No, the garden and house grounds are free to the public and may be visited during daytime hours.
Did You Know?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha" was published in 1855. The name Hiawatha is Iroquois, but most of the stories he drew on for his work were from the Chippewa.