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Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3407
+1 617-876-4491
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Really enjoyed time here. Visitors center staff friendly and welcoming. Took house tour (Anthony... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petersburg, Virginia
Okay visit

Didn't know much about Longfellow before this and know more now. Tour guide really was excited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world's foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts. Site is now closed for the season. The 2017 season will run from May 24-October 29.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3407
+1 617-876-4491

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed time here. Visitors center staff friendly and welcoming. Took house tour (Anthony) and walking tour (Anna) about neighborhood times leading to revolution. Both very informative. House has many beautiful original objects. I enjoyed seeing a portrait of young Longfellow. Ranger stressed this was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know much about Longfellow before this and know more now. Tour guide really was excited about him though. Essentially got a tour of the house with this lady and learned all about Long fellows life. Washington did stay here for a short time and...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the house last week while in Cambridge. What a great experience. We learned a great deal about Longfellow and George Washington (he used the house as a headquarters). The guide (Anthony) was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. The house is well furnished in...More

Thank bill d
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of the few tours I have been on that has authentic pieces from the family! So many originals and it was a great FREE tour that lasted about an hour. There is some mention and reference to George Washington using it as...More

Thank TravelLover0602
Reviewed 2 June 2017

An excellent informative tour in a beautifully preserved house situated in a manicured garden. Garrett the guide was exceptional and very inspiring.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We loved walking around the gardens here. We were disappointed that the house itself was not open, but the garden tour was worth it. Hopefully the home will be open next time!

Thank L8R
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Longfellow House is one of my favorite spots in Cambridge. The house is in pristine condition and the gardens are impeccably maintained. It's a short walk from Harvard Square. Once you enter the back yard you could swear you are somewhere out in the countryside....More

1  Thank Didi-3950
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The NPS does an amazing work preserving this mansion and telling it's story. It was fascinating to stand in the rooms that Washington once occupied as a general in the Revolutionary war. The house has changed hands several times, with each owner leaving their mark...More

1  Thank Nick V
Reviewed 24 November 2016

It looks very pretty from outside. I think it reopens in May. The street itself is full of beautiful houses. Worth walking along the street and looking at the garden of the house.

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We were able to visit the Longfellow House recently. We were very impressed with our tour guide's knowledge. Much information on Longfellow. Washington was only in the house for 9 months during the war, but he gets top billing. Most of the furnishings were original...More

Thank Ron R
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