Plan Your Visit
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just a short walk from Harvard Square. Here you can learn about the famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his impact on the national identity of the United States, and about George Washington's stay in the house during the Siege of Boston in 1775-1776.
Tours of the Longfellow House are offered seasonally. The grounds and historic garden are accessible year-round and may be freely visited during daytime hours. Please check these pages for details on operating hours, fees, directions to the park, and special programs and events.
If you have any questions that are not answered by the park's web site, please contact us for more information.
Did You Know?
Even though Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a pacifist, in 1863 his oldest child Charles ran away to join the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.