• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

For Teachers

Imagine reading the poem The Children's Hour while standing at the base of the "broad hall stairs" immortalized by Longfellow. Picture yourself walking the halls that George Washington paced as he set in motion the plan to seize Dorchester Heights and force the 1776 British evacuation of Boston.

Whether teaching history or language arts, Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site can enrich your curriculum by providing students with opportunities to learn through exciting, resource-based experiences. On this site you can learn how to plan a field trip, download teaching materials, arrange for professional development, and more!

Did You Know?

Charles Longfellow, c. 1863.

Even though Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a pacifist, in 1863 his oldest child Charles ran away to join the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.