Whittier Home

Whittier Home
86 Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

Visit the home of John Greenleaf Whittier, the famous abolitionist, journalist, poet and essayist. Known as the Quaker Poet, John Greenleaf Whittier lived in Amesbury for his adult life where he produced most of his works, including the famous poem Snowbound. The Whittier Home was always occupied by the Whittier Family until purchased by the Whittier Home Association in the early part of the 20th Century. Guided tour includes the historic house and artifacts as they were when Whittier lived there, as well as grounds and summer kitchen. There is a gift shop.


Open on Saturdays, May 4 - October 26th. Hours: 10am - 4 pm. The last tour will begin at 3:30pm. Private tours are available by appointment by appointment call 978-388-1337.


$7.00 for adults; $5.00 for seniors and students; $3.00 for those aged 7-17; under 7 is free.

Driving Directions: 

The Whittier Home is located in downtown Amesbury, one block west of the Town Hall and the Police and Fire Departments. Amesbury is easily accessed from I-95 (exit 58) or I-495 (exit 54). On-street parking is occasionally available. However, we recommend that you park in the nearby free municipal lot.


  • Historic Resources
  • Early Settlement Trail
  • Museums

Property Owner/Organization: 

Whittier Home Association
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead