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John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace

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I was born in Haverhill, MA and lived within walking distance of John Greenleaf Whittier’s... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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The caretaker of the Whittier Birthplace is an amazing storyteller, and historian. They often have... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
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305 Whittier Rd, Haverhill, MA 01830-1738
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I was born in Haverhill, MA and lived within walking distance of John Greenleaf Whittier’s birthplace. I finally made time to visit and Boy was I glad I did. The home is exceptionally well cared for. I enjoyed getting to see some of the artifacts...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 405kathyk
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The caretaker of the Whittier Birthplace is an amazing storyteller, and historian. They often have special events and reenactments of the poems.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Very worthwhile visit. Puts an historical perspective on the poet and his works. An original emancipationist, his works take on new meaning in light of recent political events. We should never move backwards.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank williamo126
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very interesting history Highly recommend to any all interested in history. I have gone a few times with my daughter on trips with school and girl scouts. Beautiful hidden gem♥

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The John Greenleaf Whittier birthplace is an off the road "hidden gem" of a museum! I was very impressed with the charming homestead, barn and picturesque farm. The antique furniture, fireplace and furnishings are unique and a symbol of early America when times were tough...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Peggyfitz
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I had never heard of John Greenleaf Whittier, but I was lucky to have Gus as my guide and he was very well informed on the man, his family and home. The poet and abolitionist wrote 'Snowbound' here. This is a late 17th century home...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The Whittier Birthplace is a classic example of an early New England Farm with an antique homestead, barn, livestock, and rolling hills. Originally built in 1688 the structure today closely resembles the birthplace of John Greenleaf Whittier when he was raised on the farm in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank freeskiier
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Mr. Whittier birthplace is probably, exactly as it was when he was born! Wonderful artwork, paintings of him and his father. Braided rugs on the floor, with oodles of writings and books! Write your own little poem while you're there. Walkways on the property to...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank kathleen l lee o
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

On our recent visit to John Greenleaf Whittier's birth place we were treated to a most informative talk by Curator Gus Reusch. He sat us down in front of the original fireplace in chairs from Whittier's era and proceeded to talk for 3 hours about...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank I8016LWdavidc
Reviewed 12 June 2015

This is a 1688 farmhouse where visitors can get up-close -and personal with life in very early America. The hearthside is exactly as described in John Greenleaf Whittier's famous poem Snowbound. The curator, Gus Reusch, will enchant you with tales of the person, the place...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Elinor C
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