105 Brattle St.
Phone: (617) 876-4491
Website: Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters
Home of a foremost 19th Century poet and headquarters for General George Washington, visit the Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters for a taste of American literary and revolutionary history.
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 self-guided or guided tours throughout the day.
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. A poet during the 19th Century, 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.
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.
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!