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If you’ve never witnessed the time-honored tradition of Tea in the Garden, you’re missing a real treat!  It’s a magical experience, dressed up in summer finest, sipping tea from china teacups, nibbling tea sandwiches and sweet treats on china plates at tables for four set with tablecloths and flowers.  All on a fine summer day in John Greenleaf Whittier’s beautiful Victorian garden at his home in Amesbury.

The Tea will be held on Thursday, July 25 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM with a rain date of July 26. At $20 per person it’s a steal!  Enjoy a delectable buffet with your friends and forget the hustle and bustle of daily life for a few hours.  And if you are so inclined there will be mini tours of the Museum after the Tea.  Reservations can be made by calling 978-388-1337 or by going to the website at

The Whittier Home is proud to offer historically appropriate and educational events that teach as well as delight.  On July 19 at 7:00PM there will be an encore presentation of Christine Remus’s play, “Was Susannah Martin really a Witch?”  Remus will portray Susannah Martin who was hanged for a witch on July 19 in 1692.  This event is free and open to the public and will be staged in the garden of the Whittier Home.

On August 11 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM  the Whittier Home will host the 21st Annual Tapestry of Voices Poetry reading in the garden.  This event is beloved by many and features outstanding poets from the surrounding communities reading both works of Whittier and their own compositions.  Chris Bryant, president of the Whittier Home says that this is her favorite event of the year!  It is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served after the readings.

The Whittier Home is open every Saturday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM to take a tour of the Museum and learn about the North Shore’s most famous poet and abolitionist! 

For more information visit the website at

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