Nature & Science
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site consists of just under two acres situated in a mostly built-up environment. The grounds feature three structures, the house, carriage barn, and a pergola surrounded by lawns and formal gardens. Despite its small size and location next to the city of Boston, the park possesses natural resources in the form of plants and animals.
Many people visit the site to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the garden and grounds, and possibly encounter some urban wildlife. Explore the links on the menu to the left to find out about some of the bits of nature that can be found at a small park in a city.
Did You Know?
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.