AMESBURY, MA — The John Greenleaf Whittier Home Museum opens weekly for guided tours on Saturdays, May 3 through October 25. Saturday tours run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.
The Whittier Home, one of the “Amesbury Treasures” located at 86 Friend Street in Amesbury, is the home where John Greenleaf Whittier lived with his sister, Elizabeth, also a poet, his mother Abigail and Aunt Mercy from 1836 until his death in 1892. As a committed Abolitionist, faithful Quaker, creative thinker, environmentalist and freedom lover, Whittier published inspired poetry most of his life and is famed for his poem “Snowbound,” and especially his anti-slavery activism.
Visit the home and see the family furnishings, artifacts and memorabilia, along with the gift shop’s publications of John Greenleaf Whittier’s works and his history. One can also take an online virtual tour by visiting the website www.whittierhome.org.
Admission is adults $6.00; Students (age 7–17) and seniors $5.00, and children under 7 free. Group rates on request. Proceeds help toward upkeep and maintenance of museum and garden where public teas are held each summer.
An updated calendar of events is available online at www.whittierhome.org.