Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site welcomes people with disabilities. If you have questions about accesssibility not addressed below, please contact the park at 617-876-4491.


Physical / Mobility Accessibility

The grounds, Visitor Center, and Carriage House of Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site are wheelchair accessible.

Accessible parking spaces are located at the end of the driveway, in front of the Carriage House and next to the visitor center entrance.

Accessibility to the first floor of the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House for those with limited mobility and/or those in wheelchairs is provided by a lift in the visitor center. The basement, second, and third floors do not have accessibility assistance at this time. Unfortunately, the only access to the second floor of the historic house is by stairs. Photograph albums of the second floor are available in the visitor center and there is an online virtual tour.

House tours require moderate to long periods of standing. Portable stools are available from rangers upon request.

A wheelchair is available to check out from the visitor center desk.


Deaf / Hearing Loss Accessibility

Assistive listening devices are available to check out at the visitor center.

Written tour handouts are available upon request at the visitor center desk.


Blind / Low Vision Accessibility

A Braille edition of the park brochure is available by request at the visitor center desk.

All tours of the house are led by rangers, who can provide visual descriptions.


Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.

For information on animals that do not qualify as service animals, please see our information on pets in the park.

Last updated: January 31, 2018

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