Junior Ranger Day Postponed
Due to the heightened security in the greater Boston area, the Junior Ranger day activities planned for Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters NHS for April 20 are postponed.
Plane The park is located approximately 6.5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport. Estimated driving time is 20 minutes.
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.
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?
Henry W. Longfellow grew his beard to hide scars received as a result of a fire in 1861 that killed his wife Fanny and burned his neck and face.