• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Directions

Plane The park is located approximately 6.5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport. Estimated driving time is 20 minutes.

Car From I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike: Take the Allston/Cambridge exit towards Cambridge. Cross over bridge and turn left onto Memorial Drive. (Memorial Drive is closed to traffic on most Sundays) Follow Memorial Drive past major intersection with John F. Kennedy Street and bear right onto Hawthorn Street. Take next left onto Mt. Auburn Street and next right onto Willard Street. Turn right onto Brattle Street at next intersection. Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters NHS will be on immediate left at #105.

From Points North/Rt. 128: Take Route 2 exit towards Boston/Cambridge. Follow Fresh Pond Parkway and turn left onto Mt. Auburn Street. Turn left onto Willard Street and right onto Brattle Street. Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters NHS will be on immediate left at #105.

There is no on-site visitor parking available except for handicapped spaces. Metered parking is available on Brattle Street and other nearby roads. Several parking garages and lots are located in Harvard Square, a ten minute walk from Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.

Please note: Parking near the site can be difficult and frustrating. If possible, staff recommends the use of public transportation.

Public Transportation From Downtown Boston by MBTA/Subway: Take Red Line (Alewife) train outbound. Exit at Harvard Square and follow signs out of station for Church Street. At intersection of Church and Brattle Streets, turn right onto Brattle and walk for 7-10 minutes. Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters NHS is on right hand side of Brattle St. at #105.

 
Map showing Longfellow National Historic Site.

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters NHS map.

Click for a map showing Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site's location and the Harvard Square neighborhood (.pdf file, 433 KB).

Did You Know?

Portrait of Dante Alighieri from an 1865 commemorative medal.

In 1867, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow became the first American to complete a translation of Dante Alighieri's "Inferno".