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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 image. 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Elm (approx. ¼ mile away); Harriet A. Jacobs (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile
Marker on Brattle Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Brattle Street
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away); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. ¼ mile away); These Cannon Were Abandoned (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s General Orders (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  Longfellow National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Cambridge image. 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 image. 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 was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,421 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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