• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Guided Tours

House Tours

During the operating season, tours of the house are offered at 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning, and at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon. There is a 15 person per tour limit, and they are operated on a first-come first-served basis. The Visitor Center is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Not all tours of the house are the same. Some focus on Henry Longfellow's poetry, another might discuss George Washington's residency, and a third could focus on the art, furniture or some other aspect of the house and its story. If you are interested in a specific theme or part of the house's history, be sure to inquire with the rangers.

The tours encompass rooms on the first and second floors of the house, and generally last about 45 minutes.

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.