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