National Park Service Article

Slavery at the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House: Introduction

Slavery and its extension into the new western territories plunged the United States into a terrible and bloody civil war in the 1860s, but the story did not start or end with the war. Today, we can access this history through the house and people associated with Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site over its long history.