"Once, ah, once, within these walls..."

Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts.

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Explore the designed landscape, layered history, and rich museum collections of Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.

Longfellow House library

Virtual Visits

Tour the park from your couch, find creative activities for whole family, and connect with us during live virtual events.

2020 Virtual Summer Poetry Festival

Summer 2020 Virtual Events

Enjoy live poetry readings, special programs with rangers, and more - all live online from your home!

Bust-length portrait of Henry Longfellow with white hair and beard

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The beloved American poet made Cambridge his home for more than 45 years.

Bust of George Washington

George Washington

In this house, General George Washington shaped the new Continental Army and grew as a leader, commander, and person.

Last updated: June 28, 2020

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