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Longfellow National Historic Site

Created: 2019/05/25 10:18 PM         Last Updated: 2019/08/25 10:18 PM

Attraction Details Attraction Name:Longfellow National Historic Site

Attraction Type: Historical Site

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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.

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Longfellow National Historic Site 105 Brattle Street Cambridge MA USA

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The park is located approximately 6.5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport. Estimated driving time is 20 minutes.


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.

Apart from handicapped parking, there is no on-site visitor parking available.  Metered parking is available on Brattle Street and other nearby roads.  Several parking garages and lots are located in Harvard Square, a ten minute walk from Longfellow National Historic Site. 

Public Transportation

From Downtown Boston by MBTA/Subway: Take Red Line (Alewife) train outbound. Exit at Harvard Square and follow signs out of station for Church Street. At intersection of Church and Brattle Streets, turn right onto Brattle and walk for 7-10 minutes. Longfellow NHS is on right hand side of Brattle St. at #105.