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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3407
+1 617-876-4491
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Historic home tours in and around Boston abound. This is one of the best, likely because it is run by the National Park service. DO THE TOUR. Hours and times are limited, so plan accordingly. We arrived a bit early and killed time in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steffanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you know nothing about the poet or do not care about his works, the architecture, House history before Longfellow, and his belongings are amazing to see. The families belongings are worth going through the tour at least twice because there is just so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After decades of passing the Longfellow House, I finally visited this summer and couldn't figure out why I hadn't been before. This eclectic house transcends any notion that people are still intimately familiar with the poetry of Longfellow (they are not) but is a well-curated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This place is really charming and filled with history: a former headquarters of General George Washington during the siege of Boston and the home of Longfellow (the house was a wedding gift to Longfellow given by the father of the bride, Nathan Appleton). The tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

We were supposed to be at a Red Sox game but it got cancelled due to weather. So we hopped on the train and got off in Cambridge. We just thought we'd walk around and see what we could find since we had no other...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Our last Boston-area national park. We took the T and walked here. It was a nice short walk w/ lovely houses to look at along the way. We got there about 10 minutes after a tour started and the nice ranger out front called ahead...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We just happened upon this gem and were so delighted we didn't miss it! The grounds are lovely (we didn't enjoy them as fully as we might because it rained during our visit), but check the website and DON'T MISS the tours (if I remember...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steffanie C
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Anyone interested in history and visiting Boston must get to the Longfellow House. It's a national park and tours are given by park rangers who recite Longfellow's beautiful poetry. It's only open seasonally so make sure to go between May and October. The gardens are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LDEF5861
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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