Haverhill History

Cultural History 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.

Hannah Duston Statue in G.A.R. Park

Did you know? Haverhill reportedly has a few haunted sites, including burial grounds and the old Bradford College. Find out more about Haunted Haverhill HERE!

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