Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Doll, photo courtesy of Uneek Doll Designs

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘s home, Longfellow House in Cambridge, was also the headquarters for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The stately house and garden are open to the public in the summer through early fall and is operated by the National Park Service. During the summer, special family activities are available on Sundays. A festival of guest speakers on literary and historic topics, concerts and poetry readings are offered as part of its annual summer festival.

You can read more about Longfellow in our section about writers from Maine and Michigan.

Longfellow House is the fifth stop on Massachusetts Trail Part 1!

Patricia Smart