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.

New England weather is highly variable. Temperatures in the winter can be very cold with high snowfall. Fall and spring are generally pleasant. Summer temperatures are generally mild, with short periods of heat and humidity. However, the house is air conditioned and heated for collection care and the comfort of the visitor.

Entrance Fees:

Fee Information - $0.00

Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is a fee free site. This includes all tours and special events.

 
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: May 23, 2018

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Mailing Address:

105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone:

(617) 876-4491

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