Where American Character And Culture Were Shaped

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.

library showing furniture, decorative arts, and books

See the Halls of Creativity and Power

Walk through the rooms where Henry Longfellow crafted American masterpieces and George Washington commanded the Continental Army.

Last updated: August 24, 2017

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