About the Park

Longfellow National Historic Site was authorized on October 9, 1972 (Public Law 92-475). The site name was changed on December 22, 2010 to reflect the Revolutionary significance of the site (Public Law 111-333).

Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site is managed in a Tri-Site group with John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Mission Statement & Significance

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves & interprets historically & culturally significant buildings, grounds, & collections which reflect the values & ideas of its occupants. As home & headquarters of Gen. George Washington during the Siege of Boston, 1775-76, home to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & family, 1837-1950, & one of the nation's finest examples of mid-Georgian architecture, Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters NHS offers insight into the many themes related to America's birth & evolving national identity.

Laws & Policies

Laws and policies that govern the site include federal and National Park Service laws and regulations, and other policies in the Superintendent's Compendium (PDF).

Special Use Permits are required to do certain activities at Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters NHS.

Park Management Documents

Last updated: November 5, 2018

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Mailing Address:

105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


(617) 876-4491

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