One of the things Laura recommended we do while in Boston was visit the Longfellow house. It looked like a pretty house from the outside but I didn’t know much about it. So, I thought taking a tour would be a great idea. Turns out it was! This was one of my favorite tours that I’ve been on in Boston!
The Longfellow House played two significant roles in it’s history. The first is it was George Washington’s Headquarters in the Revolutionary War. The second is that it was the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his family. The interesting thing about the tour is they talk about the house before George Washington showed up, while George Washington was there, and while Longfellow lived in it. So, in almost every room you get three different stories. Our tour guide was fantastic and had answers to all of our questions. There were only two other people on the tour with us (we went right when it opened and it was a weekday) so she gave us a more detailed tour (because we were interested).
I wasn’t able to get very many good pictures of the inside because they were having some power issues and it was rainy outside, thus, not much natural or artificial light to work with. However, I will say that the interior of the house was incredible! The furniture was very ornate and had really intricate wood carving. Some of the wood on the armoires and book cases were unbelievable. It was really a treat to be able to take our time and look at all the amazing pieces of furniture as well as the architectural details built into the home.
If you are in Cambridge this is a must see! It is an amazing house with a lot of really interesting history!