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Whittier Gift Shop

A small gift shop is located at the Birthplace. The shop features books, pamphlets, English china, postcards and other items linked to Whittier and the Birthplace. A second gift shop located at the Haverhill Public Library offers hard-to-find works such as Whittierama.

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Large Plate $25.00
Small Plate $17.00
Tankard $31.00
New Cup & Saucer $22.00
Cup & Saucer $22.00
Birthplace Mug $14.00
Whittier Mug $17.00

Books (back to top)

Snowbound with Zombies:
Tales of the Supernatural Inspired by the Life and Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

Edited by David Goudsward, 2015

Snowbound with Zombies is a collection of 22 short supernatural stories inspired by the life and works of John Greenleaf Whittier. All proceeds benefit the Whittier Birthplace museum. Although primarily remembered for his poems celebrating rural life, Whittier also relished a good ghost story – his poetry includes tales of witchcraft, clairvoyance, deviltry, premonitions, and ghosts. His first book was not of poetry, but a study of local superstitions, The Legends of New England, which includes retelling such tales as a schoolmarm whose murdered child briefly appears and drives her to confess, a demon fiddler who forces a party to dance until their legs wear down to bloody stumps, and various references to the Robert Burns poem "Tam o' Shanter" with its witches sabbath in a haunted church. Stories from Samuel T. Pickard, John M. McIlveen, Peter Rawlik, Christopher Golden, Scott T. Goudsward, Morven Westfield, Celia Thaxter, Stuart Conover, W.H. Pugmire, Roxanne Dent, Ken Faig, Jr., Judi Calhoun, Tracy L. Carbone, K.H. Vaughan, Joseph A Citro, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Karen Dent, Hannah Gonsman, David Bernard, Michelle Souliere, Gregory L. Norris, John G. Whittier, and Faye Ringel. Introduction by Tim Coco.


John Greenleaf Whittier’s
The Barefoot Boy

Adapted and Illustrated by
Lisa Greenleaf

Adapted and illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf, a descendent of the Greenleaf Whittier family, Ms. Greenleaf has included details and imagery from John Greenleaf Whittier’s childhood home in Haverhill , MA to recount his youthful observations. This children’s book features 26 full-color, realistic illustrations that will enchant readers of all ages. Ms. Greenleaf’s adaptation also includes a brief biography of Whittier describing his achievements and accomplishments as a poet and abolitionist, a mentor to Louisa May Alcott, and a contemporary of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the other Fireside Poets.

- National Indie Excellence Awards Recognizes John Greenleaf Whittier’s The Barefoot Boy
- 2012 Children’s Picture Book Finalist
- Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards from the Independent Publisher
- 2011 Bronze Medal Winner for Best Illustrator

Selections from the Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

Whittier Homestead Edition, 2008

By Samuel T. Pickard, 1974
John Greenleaf Whittier Selected Poems

Brenda Wineapple, 2004
Snow-Bound and Other Poems by John Greenleaf Whittier

New Homestead Edition, 2001
John Greenleaf Whittier: A Profile in Pictures

Complied by Donald Prescott Wright, 1967
Whittier and Whittierland: A Portrait of a Poet and His World

Edited by Donald C. Freeman, John B. Pickard and Roland Woodwell, 1997


The Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier

Edited and introduced by William Jolliff, 2000
Forward by John B. Pickard
Voices of Haverhill

By The Greater Haverhill Poets, 2007
Whittier as a Local Poet

By John B. Pickard, 2007
Whittier and his Elizabeths

By John B. Pickard, 2007
A House Becomes a Home: The Woman of the Amesbury Whittier House

By John T Pickard
Haverhill Trails

By Haverhill Trails Committee, 2009
John Greenleaf Whittier: A Biography

By Roland Woodall, 1985
Celebrating Whittier, New England’s Quaker Poet and Abolitionist — America’s 1907 Centennial

By Pamela Johnson Fenner, 2007


Boston: An Illustrated History

By Gregory DerBogosian, 2005

Young Folks Library, 1984


Whittier’s Autobiography

Reproduction of 1882 letter
(FREE download version)
Red Riding Hood

(Cover features pencil sketch of Whittier and his niece Phoebe Woodman)
(FREE download version)


Haverhill Whittier Club 1186-1986
Whittier Trail



Artwork (back to top)


By Blake Hughes, 1999
Large Beehive $1.00
Mini Beehive $.75
Whittier Homestead Thimble $7.00
Pewter Whittier Spoon $8.00
Whittier Pill Box $7.50
Whittier House (ceramic)

By Hestia Products, Linda McDonald