This lovely yellow mansion was the longtime home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82). The poet first lived here as a boarder in 1837. When he and Fanny Appleton married, in 1843, her father made the stately 1759 house a wedding present. The furnishings and books inside are original to Longfellow, who lived here until his death, and his descendants. During the siege of Boston in 1775–76, the house served as the headquarters of Gen. George Washington, with whom Longfellow was fascinated. On a tour—the only way to see the house—you’ll learn about the history of the building and its famous occupants. The gardens and grounds are a good refuge after some time in busy Harvard Square.
Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle St (at Longfellow Park).
Our Rating Hours House late May to Oct Wed–Sun 9:30am–4:30pm; tours on the hour, 10am–4pm. Closed Nov to late May. Gardens and grounds daily dawn–dusk. Transportation T: Red Line to Harvard, then 10-min. walk on Brattle St Phone 617/876-4491 Prices Free admission and tours. Web site Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
Map105 Brattle St Boston
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