• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Plan Your Visit

Colonial reenactor in the Longfellow gardens.

Special events such as reenactments, concerts and poetry performances are offered year round.  Check the schedule of events for listings.

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.

 
Opening Day May 28. 2014!
We are happy to announce that May 28, 2014 is our opening day for this season. The visitor center will be open 8:30-4:30. Tours begin on the hour, first at 10:00 and last at 4:00.

Did You Know?

Engraving of Washington taking command of the army.

George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army in Cambridge on July 3, 1775. The house at 105 Brattle Street served as his headquarters for the next nine months.