• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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A volunteer in period costume plays a 19th century lawn game.

A volunteer in period costume demonstrates a 19th century lawn game.

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Did You Know?

Engraving of Washington taking command of the army.

George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army in Cambridge on July 3, 1775. The house at 105 Brattle Street served as his headquarters for the next nine months.