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Longfellow National Historic SiteLongfellow National Historic Site
Longfellow National Historic Site preserves & interprets historically & culturally significant buildings, grounds, & collections which reflect the values & ideas of its occupants. As home & headquarters of Gen. George Washington during the Siege of B... Read more
Longfellow National Historic Site preserves & interprets historically & culturally significant buildings, grounds, & collections which reflect the values & ideas of its occupants. As home & headquarters of Gen. George Washington during the Siege of Boston, 1775-76, home to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & family, 1837-1950, & one of the nation's finest examples of mid-Georgian architecture, Longfellow NHS offers insight into the many themes related to America's birth & evolving national identity.
Longfellow NHS is an outstanding example of a historic site representing the themes of arts & literature. This was home to one of America's foremost poets, scholars & educators, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882. The house was also George Washington's headquarteers from 1775-76 during the Siege of Boston. The Longfellow House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962 & was established as a unit of the National Park System in 1972. The site has extensive museum collections of more than 600,000 objects, books & documents. Tours of eight historic rooms with original furnishings are available to visitors & school groups. The site is open for tours from June through October. The visitor center & bookstore are also open, as are the grounds & gardens.