LONGFEL­LOW HOUSE WASH­ING­TON’S HEAD­QUAR­TERS NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE BOS­TON AFRICAN AMER­I­CAN NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE

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This yel­low Ge­or­gian man­sion was oc­cu­pied by General Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton from July 1775 to April 1776, a time frame when he com­manded the Con­ti­nen­tal Army dur­ing the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion. Some 60 years later, Henry Wadsworth Longfel­low lived here for four decades, dur­ing which time he be­came a pro­lific writer and na­tional lit­er­ary fig­ure. 105 Brat­tle St., Cam­bridge, 617.876.4491 In Bea­con Hill, the 19th­cen­tury res­i­den­tial area for Bos­ton’s African-Amer­i­can com­mu­nity was im­mersed in the Un­der­ground Rail­road and the abo­li­tion move­ment. 617.742.5415 at­trac­tions in­clude Fa­neuil Hall and Charlestown Navy Yard (NPS vis­i­tor cen­ters here), Bunker Hill Mon­u­ment, and Dorch­ester Heights. Fa­neuil Hall, 617.242.5642; Charlestown Navy Yard, 617.242.5601

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