Opening Day 2013
We are excited to announce that the 2013 season will be kicking off on May 29, 2013. Our visitor center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free tours (45-50 minutes in length) will be offered at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Check out the calendar section of the site for information on upcoming programs.
News for Winter 2012
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is closed for the season.
Special group and student tours are available, staff permitting. Please call (617) 876-4491 for information. Other special tours and events offered during the year will be listed on the web site's schedule of events.
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is pleased to announce the release of George Washington's Headquarters and Home - Cambridge, Massachusetts, a historic resource study dealing with George Washington's period of occupancy (July 1775 - April 1776) of the house at 105 Brattle Street. The report is the result of a four year effort by independent scholar J. L. Bell, under contract to the National Park Service, to research the people, activities, and events related to the mansion on Brattle Street during the nine months that George Washington resided there and made it his headquarters for commanding the Continental Army and conducting the Siege of Boston. The report covers the subject in great detail, and has already proven to be a valuable resource for staff at the site, as well as for other scholars and researchers.
An electronic version of the report is available for download by clicking here (.pdf file, 5.61 MB). Due to extremely limited supply, printed copies are not currently available for general distribution.
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.