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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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 October 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

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Reviewed 5 October 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

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Reviewed 2 October 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

Thank Steffanie C
Reviewed 18 September 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

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Reviewed 11 September 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

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Reviewed 27 August 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

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 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 20 August 2018 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

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