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This page presents other topics of interest to those in the Amesbury, Salisbury, Newburyport area (even the North Shore) and points to non-railroad miscellanea -- these have been included as items of general local interest.

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Whittier House

Open May 1st through Oct. 31st Tuesday-Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter months by appointment only. Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission: Adults - $3.50, Children under 12 - $1. Groups by appointment. (978) 388-1337

Visit the home of John Greenleaf Whittier one of America's greatest poets and abolitionists. The house and the furnishings remain nearly the same as when the Whittier family lived here. Whittier wrote most of his poetry and prose including his classic "Snow Bound" in the Garden Room.

The house has been owned and maintained by the Whittier Home Association since 1918. It serves as a memorial to the Quaker poet and antislavery champion who made outstanding contributions to the life and literature of this country.

John Greenleaf Whittier 1807-1892 was a citizen of Amesbury, Massachusetts for 56 years, from 1836 until his death.