Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters

Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters, Cambridge

105 Brattle St.
West Cambridge

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a great American poet. Now you can experience some of Longfellow’s artistry at his house—aptly named the Longfellow House in Cambridge, MA.

Not only was the house home to the 19th century poet, but it also was the headquarters for General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. Experience the house where America began on this great Cambridge tour.

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Watch a video tour of the Longfellow House

From none other than Henry Wadsworth Longfellow himself!

Longfellow House Hours & Tickets

As a national historic site, the house is open and free for the public to view during operating hours. Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters offers guided tours throughout the day.

The guided tours of the Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The National Parks Service, which maintains the site, also offers special events throughout the open season for visitors to enjoy for free.

History of the Longfellow House

Rich in American history, the historic site commemorates where General Washington took command of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. From July of 1775 to April of 1776, General Washington lead the troops in the Siege of Boston.

Henry W. Longfellow, the owner for which the house is named, brings in the literary history of the monument. Longfellow collected a display of artwork, furniture, and architecture from his interests in the European and Asian cultures. Famous guests of the Longfellow house include authors Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Several politicians, actors, and musicians also walked the corridors in which visitors now peruse.

To learn more about the tour times, tour dates, and history of the house, visit the National Parks Service website linked above. And for more Cambridge tours click here!

Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters, Cambridge

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