Frequently Asked Questions

Is parking available on site?
There is no on-site visitor parking available except for accessible spaces (by handicap parking permit only). Parking near the site can be difficult. Staff recommends the use of public transportation whenever possible. For detailed information on public transportation, driving directions, and parking, please visit Directions and Transportation.

How can I tour the house?
All visits to the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow house are by guided tour. During the open season, 50-minute tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are free of charge. For detailed information on guided tours, please visit the Guided Tours page.

Does the site have a gift shop or book store?
Yes. Souvenirs and books on Longfellow's poetry, colonial history, and related items can be purchased at the site or online, through our cooperating association, America's National Parks.

Is there an admission charge to see the historic garden?
No, the garden and house grounds are free to the public and may be visited year-round during daytime hours.

Is the site open all year?
No, the site operates on a seasonal schedule. The season generally runs from late May throught late fall. Please see the Operating Hours & Seasons page for the most up to date information.

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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