Operating Hours & Seasons

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is open Wednesday through Sunday until November 1, 2015.

The current tour schedule is as follows:

House tours: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Standard house tours are approximately 50 minutes in duration and visit both floors of the house. The second floor may only be reached by stairs. No reservations will be accepted. Sign up for tours in the Visitor Center located at the back of the house. Free!

Express Tours: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Express tours are 20 minutes in duration and visit only the first floor rooms. No reservations accepted. Sign up in the Visitor Center.

Landscape Tours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Tours are approximately 20 minutes long and topics will vary by ranger. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Neighborhood Walking Tour: Friday and Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Tours are approximately one hour long and topics will vary by ranger. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water as you enjoy the historic Cambridge neighborhood surrounding the house. Meet in front of the house to begin your adventure!

The Visitor Center will be open 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Access to tours is cut of at 15 minutes past the tour start time. All house tours are limited to 15 people on a first-come-first-served basis. The more the merrier for walking and landscape tours!

Special tours, lectures, and other events may be found on the Calendar or Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the happenings 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.

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