• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Multimedia Presentations

Show and Tell Page

Friday Show and Tell is a video series highlighting individual objects at the site - some of which are not normally on display on house tours. With tens of thousands of objects in our museum collection, it can be difficult to relate all of the fascinating stories each one represents during a 45-minute house tour. With that in mind, our Show and Tell video series highlights individual objects and shares why each piece is significant to the history of the site.

You can also visit our YouTube page to view these with captions and in high definition.





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.