The life story of Longfellow is full of drama, romance, and tragedy.
Places to Visit: Yankee Doodle
Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street
The Longfellow’s home for 45 years is now a National Historic Site. General Washington used the house as his headquarters during the siege of Boston.
Phone: 617-876-4491, website: www.nps.gov/long
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street
Located at the corner of Milk Street in the heart of downtown Boston, Phillis worshiped at Old South and became a member in 1771. It’s the only surviving historic site associated with Wheatley’s life. People from different walks of life with a wide range of viewpoints still meet here for services, lectures, concerts, living history and educational programs.
Contact the museum for educational programs and visiting hours,
Phone: 617-482-6439, website: www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org
Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street
This is a not-for-profit museum on Beacon Hill that preserves the African American history in New England.
Phone: 617-720-2991, www.afroammuseum.org