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If you missed the Open House last night,today is your last chance to see inside the decorated house. We will be offering tours every half hour, the first at 11:00 am and last at 2:30 pm. There will also be crafts and refreshments in the Carriage House.

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It's practically here! Come enjoy a Longfellow Christmas, 4-8 pm tonight at the Holiday Open House. Carolers+crafts,+cookies = a magical night ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿชโ˜ƒ๏ธ

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Only two more days left until the holiday open house! To get you in the spirit, here's a festive parody of "Paul Revere's Ride," written by Longfellow's grandson, Harry! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ›ท๐ŸฆŒ

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Preparations are in full swing for the Holiday Open House! Stop in on Friday, Dec 7 from 4-8 pm to see how the Longfellows celebrated the holidays. There will be music inside and out, crafts, and refreshments!

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It's only 9 more days until the annual Holiday Open House! Come by on December 7th, 4-8pm and see how the Longfellows celebrated Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ #christmastree #victorianchristmas

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Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours ๐Ÿฆƒ #thanksgiving

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The Longfellow house in the first snow of the season โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐ŸŒจ๏ธ

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The off-season means that the museum staff gets to do deep cleaning and rotation of some of the objects on display! Since we have 12,000 books in the collection, might as well swap out a few, right? The parlor now has a new set of art and poetry books out ๐Ÿ“š #book #booknerd #museum

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Happy #halloween from the Longfellow House! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸงŸ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿง›๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ”ฎโšฐ๏ธ

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Despite the nor'easter, we are still here! If you're signed up for tonight's Halloween tour, "Tales of Haunted House," the visitor center will be open starting at 6 pm. This is also our last weekend for house tours. Come check us out today or tomorrow for a free 1-hour tour. The first of the day is at 10 am, the last starts at 4 pm. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡

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Have you ever taken a close look at a starling? These common birds are quite striking up close, especially now as they develop their white-spotted winter plumage. We're starting to see those coloration changes in the starling flock, called a 'murmuration,' that frequents the Longfellow House grounds! Starlings eat many problematic pests, but their large numbers can also wreak havoc on a neighborhood, since they are noisy, messy, and tend to bully other birds. #wildlifewednesday #birdwatching

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The first day of the last week of the season ended on a beautiful note looking over the Longfellow Garden. #rainbow #potofgold

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There's a storm bringing in crisp fall air, and that means many of us will soon be seeing turkey on our dinner plates! But it won't be these turkeys here at the Longfellow House -- these turkeys are friends, not food! #wildlifewednesday #turkeytime ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ

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For this #wildlifewednesday we bring you a recent monarch butterfly sighting! These insects are on their annual migration further south to overwinter in warmer territory. Fall blooming plants, like New England Asters (seen here), provide vital sources of food for monarchs on their journeys -- often through territory that has been overdeveloped by humans. Smooth sailing, friends ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒผ #monarchbutterfly #monarchmigration

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The British are.... here! Today in Boston we commemorated the 250th Anniversary of the British Army's occupation of Boston in 1768! The events continue tomorrow, so if you're in the area be sure to check it out! #rev250 #๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง @rev250boston

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