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Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

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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...more
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105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3407
+1 617-876-4491
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Meaghan, was knowledgeable and friendly and happy to answer our questions. The house was fascinating and has a great history and Meaghan had some great little facts to bring the place alive. We really enjoyed it. Another great tour by a Park...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Parks Service does a great job of providing tours to Longfellow House, which is a gem. As I live in Cambridge, I've taken a number of visits here with guests and they do a great job of tailoring the tour to the interests of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little tour, had Anna as our leader and her enthusiasm for the place really shone through, making the tour all the more interesting. Also happened to be the park service anniversary.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Longfellow House at the end of July with our 9 year old daughter whose name happens the be Evangeline. 😃. It was awesome and so neat to think of everyone who ever stayed in or visited the home. It is beautifully maintained...More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building with great atmosphere. Enjoy learning about the history and get a feel for the people and the times.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

If historic houses aren't your thing, the Longfellow House is worth a visit, just to sit in the garden. Strolling the grounds is free of charge, and on a nice day, the garden here is a quiet, pleasant place to just sit and relax. In...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten track, but a very good (free) guided tour really brought out the history of the house. More Longfellow than Washington, but informative and lots of little anecdotes. Recommended!

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

I’ve toured this house several times with guests, and the quality of the guides has been consistently high. They are lively and knowledgeable, and they’re careful to end when scheduled. The house was one of the finest houses built in the Colonies, and it’s beautifully...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

A visit to the Longfellow House is worth it. It was the command center for George Washington at the beginning of the American Revolution and then bought for Longfellow and his bride as a wedding gift. The house and grounds are beautifully maintained with a...More

Thank bcfriedman
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This beautiful 1790s house was Washington's headquarters in 1775-76 and later the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. All the furnishings belonged to the Longfellow family, who gave the house to the federal government. Park rangers conduct entertaining, informative tours. There's also a beautiful garden, and...More

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