National Parks

National Park Sites Near Boston

Explore Boston’s rich history and beautiful landscapes by visiting the city’s numerous national park sites, including the Blackstone River Valley, JFK’s birthplace and Bunker Hill.

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Longfellow House -- Washington’s Headquarters
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Longfellow House -- Washington’s Headquarters

For almost 50 years, this mid-Georgian style property was the home of Henry W. Longfellow, the noted American 19th-century poet. It also served as the headquarters of George Washington during the Siege of Boston, from July 1775 to April 1776. Longfellow National Historic Site is full of furnishings, decorative arts, archival materials and beautiful gardens.

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