Description - 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.
- Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived here from 1837 to 1882 while teaching at Harvard. George Washington used the house as his headquarters during the siege of Boston, 1775-76.
Recreation - Learn about Henry W. Longfellow, his poetry, and his impact on the development of an American identity. Also find out about the Longfellow family, and about the house during the American Revolution.
Climate - Longfellow National Historic Site is located in Cambridge, MA, right next to the city of Boston. Summer weather can be warm and humid at times, while winters are cold and often snowy.
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.