Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


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Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. 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. 

The Georgian mansion was primarily constructed in 1759, with a major addition added in 1791. It has had many famous and important residents since, including George Washington in 1775-1776 and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from 1837 to his death in 1882.

In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts.

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