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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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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. The site is now closed for the season. See the website for more information on programs and scheduling group tours.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3407
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+1 617-876-4491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long-time Harvard Square resident told me I had to see this place. It was awesome! Some people would not get much from such a visit, but I did.

Thank Maynard C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

As someone interested in both Longfellow and the American Revolution, this house was a must. The National Park Service offers excellent tours of the house, detailing what it was like both when Longfellow lived there and when General Washington used it as his headquarters during...More

Thank Erin M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour of the house and then the local university held a concert on the grounds. Wonderful day. A must visit if you’re in town

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Thanks to the National Park Service for a wonderful tour of this historic home and its celebrated occupants, which included both General George Washington and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and attracted luminaries from across the country and around the world. We learned a lot from our...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Parking is absolutely atrocious, but well worth the cost and hassle. So much history, so well displayed. Our tour guide, a young man named Scott, really brought the sparks when he started quoting poetry in the various spots it was written. Highly recommended. I'm going...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our tour guide knew her history of this landmark and made the "private" tour very enjoyable. I say private tour because my wife and I were the only visitors at that time slot. The guide emphasized more of the Longfellow's past in this home than...More

Thank badgerfan67
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you enjoy American History then this is a must see. We loved it. So many original pieces. We had a fabulous tour and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are so glad we went and highly recommend a visit!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you love American History this is a place to spend some time. Most of house & contents are original to the American Revolution. Cannot believe we were in same room as George Washington & so many others who came there. So interesting about Longfellow...More

Thank bridgeta2000
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We lived in Cambridge and passed the Longfellow house dozens of times. On a brief visit back to Boston, we walked up Brattleboro street early morning for memories of old times. A ranger was standing at the entrance - informed us about the tours. We...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We walked up to this place from the Harvard Square. This is a museum with an interesting history of Longfellow as well as General Washington, besides the first owner of the house. The collections are so well preserved, the guided tour was very informative. We...More

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