Frequently Asked Questions

Is parking available on site?

There is no parking area at the site. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation where possible. The Harvard Square Red Line subway stop is a 10 minute walk away. There is metered street parking and several parking garages and lots are located in and around Harvard Square. Parking in Longfellow Park across the street from Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is by permit only.

Do I need to reserve a spot for a tour?

No, tours are given on a first-come first-served basis, with a limit of 15 people per tour.

For groups of eight or larger, please make a reservation two weeks in advance by phone or email.

How long does a tour last?

Standard house tours are usually about 50 minutes long.

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, Eastern National.

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 during daytime hours.

Is the site open all year?

No, the site operates on a seasonal schedule. The season generally runs from Memorial Day through October. Please see the Operating Hours & Seasons page for the most up to date information.

Last updated: October 23, 2019

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