"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.

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LGBTQ History

Join us in exploring the lives of LGBTQ people, and the resonance of these stories today.

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The NPS App

One app, every park at your fingertips. Experience and explore national parks using a new app for mobile devices.

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Explore with a Guided Tour

Join park rangers for a guided house tour or outdoor program.

2021 Virtual Summer Poetry Festival: Poetry as a voice for activism

2021 Virtual Summer Poetry Festival

Join us live online, June-August, for a series of readings by poet-activists.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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Fanny Longfellow

Henry Longfellow's wife was his domestic and literary partner and an astute observer of antebellum American society.

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George Washington

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

Last updated: July 25, 2021

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Mailing Address:

105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone:

(617) 876-4491

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