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Barefoot BoyA monument to Haverhill’s great poet and abolitionist

Located on its original site, the John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace is substantially the same as when the poet lived there. Best known for his poetry—in particular his poem, Snow-Bound—Whittier was also involved in the abolitionist movement and helped form the Republican Party. Many of the settings described in Whittier’s poetry may still be recognized at the Birthplace today.


Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: Closed

The Birthplace is open from the fourth Wednesday in April through the last Sunday in October. With the exception of special events, the Birthplace is closed during the winter.