Cambridge Through the Pages (walking tour)
Did you know that Cambridge has been home to a mad scientist who can revive the dead, a teenager who met with George Washington, and a man who can see into his own future? Across the centuries, Cambridge has inspired writers of fiction and poetry as an ideal setting for their literary creations. This tour steps into the fictional worlds that these writers have imagined. From haunted houses to Harvard Square cafes, we’ll visit a variety of sites featured in works of literature that take place in Cambridge. Come experience the places that have sparked the imaginations of novelists and poets from around the world.
Tour meets at the front gate to the Longfellow House/Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (105 Brattle Street). This is a free and original walking tour made possible through a grant from the Cambridge Heritage Trust.
This tour is a part of the Cambridge Discovery Days, coordinated by the Historic Cambridge Collaborative.