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Whittier Home

Open May 4 2013 through October Oct 26.

It will be open on Saturdays from 11 to 4 pm.  The last tour will begin at 3:30.  Private tours are available by appointment.  Please call 978-388-1337 or 978-388-465-5963.

Admission: Adults $7.00 Students (age 7-17) and Seniors $5.00 Children (under 7) free. Group rates on request


In 1836, the 19th-century Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf

Whittier purchased a small four-room cottage with an attic in Amesbury. It was near the Friends' Meeting House, which the family attended. Over the years the home expanded, but the original four downstairs rooms and furnishings remain nearly the same as when the family occupied them. Here Whittier wrote much of his literary legacy, including Snowbound, and led a crusade against slavery.

For more than 100 years, the Whittier Home Association has been steward of this historic house museum. The Association recently renovated the buildings and grounds for the 2007 town-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Whittier's birth. Visitors will rediscover his extraordinary fife and legacy through new exhibits and programs at the home and other sites. Call for details.