Longfellow Holiday Open House

By Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

The Longfellow Holiday Open house is a free, all-ages celebration of the season featuring historical festivities, live music, and treats.

Photograph of a holiday tree decorated in Victorian style with people enjoying a holiday party in the background.

.: Fri, December 15 2023 4오후 – 8오후.

All ages.

No application or registration needed.



  • In-person only.

105 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

West Cambridge

There is no on-site visitor parking available except for accessible spaces (by handicap parking permit only). Small amounts of metered parking are available on Brattle Street and Mount Auburn Streets. Public transportation and several parking garages and lots are located in Harvard Square, a ten minute walk from Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.

Refreshments provided.
Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

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!

Thank you to the Friends of the Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for supporting this annual event!