Where American Character And Culture Were Shaped

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts.


Charles Longfellow in Japan, circa 1872.

The Longfellow Family

Learn about Henry W. Longfellow and his impact on the development of an American identity. Also explore the lives of other Longfellow family members.

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Paintings and Buddhist altar table in the Longfellow House dining room.

Museum Collections

Discover the rich and varied collections of artwork, artifacts, and archival materials held in the site’s museum collections.

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Henry W. Longfellow's study.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Longfellow House to view the historic rooms and some of their furnishings.

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Collage of Trading Cards

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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