Inspired by his magnificent yellow Georgian mansion, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow would become America's most beloved poet.
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In the early 1800s, Boston was again at the center of a revolution; this time, it was a cultural revolution. Within its 21 rooms, some of Longfellow's most famous works came to life. Longfellow went from renter of two rooms in this mansion to owner in six years — a gift from his bride's father.
Gen. George Washington lived here for almost a year during the Seige of Boston, a time of pride for Longfellow.
The tassel valances and gilded cornice in one room are the originals, hung by Longfellow's wife Fanny well over a century ago.