• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Operating Hours & Seasons

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site will be closing for the 2014 season on October 26

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site's final day for general visitation during the 2014 season will be Sunday, October 26. Until then, the visitor center will continue be open at 9:30 a.m. and the first tour will begin at 10:00 a.m.. Tours will be offered every hour, on the hour, with the last starting at 4:00 p.m. The visitor center will then close for the day at 4:30 p.m. The house will be open Wednesday-Sunday throughout the 2014 season.

After that, tours may be 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 or Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with events and programs at Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters NHS.

The site's archives are open for researchers by appointment. Call (617) 491-1054.

The gardens and grounds are free and open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk every day. Apart from handicapped parking, there is no on-site visitor parking available. 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 NHS. The Harvard Square subway station, located in Harvard Square, is also a ten minute walk from the site.

Did You Know?

Henry W. Longfellow, c. 1868.

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.