September Specialty Tours

Front facade of Longfellow House in fall

In order to share the lesser-known stories of the house, we will offer special-themed tours each Friday in September at 6:30 p.m.
Each of these tours is limited to 15 people. Because of the limited size of the tours, reservations will be taken by telephone at (617) 876-4491 or email at

marble bust of man and woman

September 7
"Like Gold Unchanging": The Friendship of Charles Sumner & Fanny Longfellow

Join Ranger Meaghan as she explores the friendship of Senator Charles Sumner and Fanny Longfellow, wife of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They shared a bond just as strong as the friendship between the senator and the poet.

Painting of man in fedora

September 14
In His Father's Shadow: The Life and Art of Ernest W. Longfellow

Join Ranger Jules as she discusses the poet's youngest son, a talented artist who nonetheless felt perpectually overshadowed by his famous father.

Man standing in front of bookshelf with book in hands

September 21
Quiet Dignity: The Life and Times of Harry Dana

Join staff member, Nicole, as she looks at the life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana, the poet's grandson. Learn about his pacifism, his sexuality, his involvement in historic preservation, his love of teaching, his family, and his experiences with the world of the 20th century.

Constellations of scientific inventions

September 28
"Nearer Seen & Better Known": Science & Technology in the Victorian Era

The 1800's marked a boom in industrialization in America, and along with it an increase in scientific knowledge, from natural sciences and astronomy, to advances in medicine and technology, and even exploration of pseudosciences. Join Ranger Katie for a specialty house tour and learn about how these advances in human knowledge affected life at 105 Brattle Street during Longfellow's life and beyond.

Last updated: August 10, 2018

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