Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge

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4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site is located in Cambridge. Put Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site and other Cambridge attractions into our Cambridge tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Fantastic historic home where both George Washington and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once lived. A short stroll from Harvard Square to a piece of American history. The National Park Service does a grea...  read more »
  • The tour of the house was really a great use of my time in Cambridge. It was informative and had a good level of detail. I was not very familiar with Longfellow but after the tour felt I walked away w...  read more »
  • This historic house is not to be missed. It is part of the National Parks, so the Rangers who give the tours are exceptional. The tours are free. Learn about Longfellow and a bit about Washington as h...  read more »
  • I didn't even realize this was in my backyard! Amazing cool piece of history
  • Great free tours of a fabulous old home with a rich, vibrant history. Garden and interior are spectacular.
  • Everything is ordinal to the Longfellow's. Great 1 hr tour that takes you through the whole house.
  • Disappointing exclusively pagan bacchanal decor exposes that whoever "curated" the House left out ANY reference to God and the Bible, let alone Jesus Christ. No doubt there are artifacts being kept somewhere that might tell the truth, but not in the Craigie House. This, even though it is historical fact that both Washington and Longfellow revered Jesus Christ in their writings (Longfellow's "Christos" & personal writings) and according to MANY historical accounts. Sure, the meme is that they were all "deists" BUT the facts do not bare this out. There are even many accounts of Washington converting to Catholicism on his death bed (according to his slaves). The Historical book series "The Light and the Glory" documents the Christ-centeredness of many of the Founders and "George Washington's Sacred Fire" 1st Edition by Peter A. Lillback Also extensively documents Washington's faith.
  • Just a few blocks from Harvard, this was our favorite sight while visiting Boston. First, General Washington's headquarters in 1775, then later the family home of one of America's favorite poets. This house is packed with history and original family furnishings, left largely the way it was when Longfellow was alive. The tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and had so many wonderful stories to share. And it's free! If you love the poems you will love this tour!
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