Operating Hours & Seasons
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site will re-open on May 29, 2013.
Each year, Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is open to the public from late-May through late-October.
During the open season, the site offers tours to the public every Wednesday through Sunday, and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Visitor Center hours are 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Free 45 minute guided house tours are offered at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM. House tours are limited to 15 persons at a time and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations).Special group and student tours are 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. 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?
Charles Sumner, the orator and senator from Massachusetts, was one of Henry Longfellow's best friends and a frequent visitor to the house on Brattle Street.