• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Animals

A European Starling at Longfellow National Historic Site.

A very common bird in urban settings, European Starlings are often seen at the park.

Wildlife at Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is not always obvious to the casual observer, but it does exist. Several species of mammal, over twenty five bird species, and many insects have been documented at the site. Some animals, like gray squirrels, are residents of the park while many others are visitors. Click on the highlights to the right to find out more about some of the animals that can be found at the park.

Did You Know?

The Departure of Hiawatha, by Albert Bierstadt, c. 1868.

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.