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The National Park Service recommends a visit to a stately yellow house with a past as impressive as its façade.
Two tiers of windows accentuate the breadth of the home, while white pilasters with scrolled capitals add verticality and ornamentation to the building. A pediment enclosing a semicircular window crowns the front of the house, and two yellow chimneys stand sentinel atop the gently sloping gray roof.
CLICK on National Park Getaways for Longfellow National Historic Site to learn the names of historic figures — statesmen, soldiers, poets, and more — who visited, or resided in, the butter-colored mansion.
Their stories intersect at this handsome building — the centerpiece of a national park that also boasts a colonial revival garden with manicured hedges and bright blooms. The park hosts events as well; check out the Getaway for an idea of these offerings.