Longfellow National Historic Site

Longfellow National Historic Site has been part of the national park system since 1972. Its many layers of history, distinguished architecture, gardens and grounds, and extensive museum collections represent the birth and flowering of our nation and are a continuing source of inspiration for school children and scholar alike.

The Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow house served as headquarters for General George Washington in the early months of the Revolutionary War from July 1775 to April 1776. It was later the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of America’s foremost poets and scholars, and his family from 1837 to 1950. While living there, Longfellow researched, wrote, and published “Paul Revere’s Ride.”

105 Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Open June through October for guided house tours, Wednesdays-Sundays 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, and for special events at various times throughout the year.
Admission $3.00 for people over age 15.