Reverend John Ward was the first minister of Haverhill. He
built this house for one of his daughters. It was later lived in
by tenant farmers who farmed Rev. John Ward’s fields.
The older part of the house that contains the kitchen was
built between 1710 and 1720. The other half, the parlor, was
built in the early 1820s.
Today, the Buttonwoods Museum uses the John Ward House
to teach early American life to our many school children,
scouts, and summer program visitors. The house is now
furnished with reproduction tin ware, cookware, redware,
barrels, and textiles.
One step through the door and you will feel like you have
been transported back in time to experience what life was like
in the 1700s.