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.

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Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House

The Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House, a large Georgian mansion, contains layers of history in its rooms.

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: December 17, 2018

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