Museums, early cemeteries, and the public library provide vast resources to relive the history of Haverhill. The Haverhill Historic Society, located at the Buttonwoods Museum, tells the stories of the past from Hannah Duston and Indian raids, to George Washington's famous visit, to the world famous shoe and hat manufacturing that put Haverhill on the map. The Haverhill Public Library boasts an entire collection of works by Haverhill's poet-laureate, John Greenleaf Whittier.
Haverhill's Five Cultural Treasures champion historic preservation, open space, natural resources, and sponsor a wide variety of community activities.
Must see historic sights include:
Buttonwoods Museum - 240 Water Street
Bradford Commons Historical Area - 161 South Main St.
Hannah Dustin Landing - Rte. 110 River Street
Hannah Dustin Statue/GAR Park - 39 Winter St. 01830
Haverhill Firefighting Museum - 75 Kenoza Ave
Old Bradford Burial Ground - Salem St.
Tattersall Farm - 542 North Broadway
The Old Burying Ground/ Pentucket Cemetary - 200 Water Street