Basic Information

Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is a seasonal site. The open season runs roughly from Memorial Day through late October, during which a regular schedule of tours, events, and programs are offered.

The site offers special tours and public lectures year-round. Please see the calendar for up-to-date, detailed information on events. Group tours may be made by advanced reservation.

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Mansion surrounded by newly fallen snow
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters in January 2015

NPS Photo / Garrett Cloer

Welcome to Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Our Georgian mansion was primarily constructed in 1759, with a major addition added in 1791. It has had many famous and important residents since, including George Washington in 1775-1776 and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from 1837 to his death in 1882. Over the years, a huge number of equally well-known visitors passed through its doors...and now it is your turn!

Last updated: April 17, 2019

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Mailing Address:

105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


(617) 876-4491

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