• 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 opening for the 2014 season on May 28!

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is happy to announce that the 2014 season will kick off on Wednesday, May 28. The visitor center will 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.

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?

Flowers in the garden at Longfellow National Historic Site.

The garden at Longfellow National Historic Site features over 30 different types of flowers, many of which are present in more than one color.