Longfellow Holiday Open House and Tours

Partner Event
December 15 - 16, 2023

Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Longfellow Holiday Open House

Friday, December 15, 2023
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests of all ages are invited to celebrate children’s joy around the holidays, and to embrace the playful spirit of the season amid the decked historic halls of the Longfellow House.

Enjoy a luminaria display on the grounds and stroll the halls of the Longfellow House, decorated in period style and featuring live harp music and special seasonal objects from the site's museum collection that celebrate childhood and play.

Then, follow the festive front path to the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy President’s House at 115 Brattle Street – the other big yellow house – to enjoy Big Smile Entertainment’s Holiday Victorian Carolers and Rosalita’s puppet shows, in addition to parlor games, a festive tree, “take-and-make” crafts, and treats for the whole family. Refreshments, including cookies and hot beverages, will be served.

Free; no reservations required. Event concludes at 8:00 PM; last entrance to the Longfellow house at 7:30 PM. 

A fun and festive evening for all ages!

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Holiday House Tours

Saturday, December 16, 2023
11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM

Reserve your spot on a free, 30-minute guided tour of the Longfellow House first floor, decked out for the holidays! Space is limited and reservations are required.