Massachusetts Longfellow Nnational Historic Site map and highlights

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Massachusetts Longfellow Nnational Historic Site map and highlights

Map of Longfellow National Historic Site
Longfellow National  Historic Site. Basic information for visitors to the Longfellow National  Historic Site Near Boston, in Cambridge.    
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow raised a family and wrote many of his  most beloved poems here between 1837 and his death in 1882. The house,  built in 1759, also served as George Washington's headquarters early in  the American Revolution. Handsomely furnished rooms exhibit an array of  American and European decorative arts, paintings, and sculptures, as  well as Longfellow's personal library of 12,000 books. The house is an  outstanding example of mid-Georgian architecture, surrounded by formal  gardens where the Longfellows entertained some of the world's famous  writers and artists. The site was authorized in 1972.    
WHAT TO SEE & DO    
Touring the house and gardens. Facilities: Visitor center,  museum, guided and self-guided tours. Bookstore. Programs & Events:  Self-guided tours of grounds and neighborhood. Guided tours of house  (May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. at 10:30, 11:30, 1, 2, 3, and 4), guided tours of  neighborhood (May-Oct.), Longfellow Summer Festival of Music &  Poetry (June-Sept.). Tips & Hints: No on-site parking. Busiest in  July and Aug.    
FEES & HOURS    
Entrance fee: $3 adults, free ages 16 and under. House and  visitor center open May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. 10-4:30. Museum open by  appointment Tues. and Wed. 9-5. Garden and grounds open daily dawn-dusk.    
HOW TO GET THERE    
In Cambridge, 3 mi from Boston via MBTA Red Line (Alewife) train  outbound; exit at Harvard Sq., follow signs for Church St., continue to  Brattle St., turn right, and walk 7-10 minutes. Closest airport: Boston  (7 mi).    
CONTACTS    
Longfellow National Historic Site (105 Brattle St., Cambridge,  MA 02138, tel. 617/876-4491, fax 617/497-8718,). Cambridge Chamber of  Commerce (859 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, tel.  617/876-4100).   
Longfellow National Historic Site. Basic information for visitors  to the Longfellow National Historic Site Near Boston, in Cambridge
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