"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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Duration:
4 minutes, 54 seconds

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

Longfellow House study with 19th century furnishings, bookcases and writing tables

Virtual Visits

Tour the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House from your couch, find creative family activities, and connect with us during virtual events.

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: January 15, 2021

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105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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(617) 876-4491

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