In addition the Boston Harbor Islands NRA, we visited the Longfellow House National Historic Site. The historic home to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for almost 50 years is nestled in Cambridge. It also previously served as the headquarters of General George Washington and was actually a wedding gift from Nathan Appleton that’s oozing opulence to this day. There’s a plush garden maintained by volunteers and the home features historic pieces from the 1800s including the bed where the late Fanny Appleton Longfellow died.
It’s at the Longfellow NHS where the National Park Service contributes to the Teacher Ranger Teachers program, an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service.