Nature & Science

The Gray Catbird is often heard at Longfellow NHS, but seldom seen, as it usually hides in dense undergrowth.

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site consists of just under two acres situated in a mostly built-up environment. The grounds feature three structures, the house, carriage barn, and a pergola surrounded by lawns and formal gardens. Despite its small size and location next to the city of Boston, the park possesses natural resources in the form of plants and animals.

Many people visit the site to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the garden and grounds, and possibly encounter some urban wildlife - birds, mammals, insects, and more!

Last updated: January 12, 2018

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