Cambridge, MA 02138
- Historical Site,
Longfellow National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry Wadsworth 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 the themes of 19th century literature and the arts.
Hours + Fees
The house can be seen by guided tour only. Tours are offered at 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 on open days, on a first-come first-served basis with a fifteen person per tour limit. Groups of nine or more need advance reservations. Please call (617) 876-4491 to make arrangements for group tours.
The Longfellow NHS archives are open for researchers by appointment. Call (617) 491-1054.
The gardens and grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk every day. Call (617) 876-4491 for information about special events during the open season.
Map + Directions
From I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike
Take the Allston/Cambridge exit towards Cambridge. Cross over bridge and turn left onto Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive past major intersection with John F. Kennedy Street and bear right onto Hawthorn Street. Take next left onto Mt. Auburn Street and next right onto Willard Street. Turn right onto Brattle Street at next intersection. Longfellow NHS will be on immediate left at #105.
From Points North/Rt. 128
Take Route 2 exit towards Boston/Cambridge. Follow Fresh Pond Parkway and turn left onto Mt. Auburn Street. Turn left onto Willard Street and right onto Brattle Street. Longfellow NHS will be on immediate left at #105.