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Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House

Longfellow National Historic Site

 
 
Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1759

Headquarters for George Washington
1775 – 1776
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Home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Family & Descendants
1837 1950

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.592′ N, 71° 7.594′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Brattle Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington First Took Command (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. ¼ mile away); These Cannon Were Abandoned (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s General Orders (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  Longfellow National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker on Brattle Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Brattle Street
 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Cambridge Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Marker in Cambridge
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow entertained fellow authors Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne in this Cambridge house.
Washington's Headquarters Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Washington's Headquarters
Just after assuming command of the Continental Army, General George Washington made this house his headquarters. He remained here during the Siege of Boston, from July 1775 through April 1776.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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