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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

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Address
246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Latitude 40.817287
Longitude -73.412201

The birthplace one of America's great poet's, Walt Whitman, the house is an interesting example of unusual American architecture. Built c. 1819 by Whitman's father, this newly restored farmhouse is a New York State Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site houses historic nineteenth-century furniture, including an old schoolmaster's desk. Walt Whitman State Historic Site also features an interpretive center which includes more than 100 portraits, original letters, manuscripts, and artifacts. Additional on-site activities include guided tours, a film, giftshop/bookstore and a scenic picnic area.

Hours of Operation

  • Summer Hours (June 13th - Labor Day)
    Monday - Friday: 11 am - 4 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

    Winter Hours (September 3rd - June 12th)
    Monday & Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday - Friday: 1 pm - 4 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 4 pm

  • Self-Guided Nature Trails: Year-round.

Fees & Rates

Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.

  • Admission
  • Adults - $6
    Seniors/Groups/Veterans - $5
    Students - $4

    Free for WWBA members and children under 5.
  • Donations
  • Gladly accepted
Wed 31 Aug
Children’s Make a Dreamcatcher
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240 ext 113

Dreamcatchers were originally made by the children of Native American tribes, such as the Cherokee. To Native Americans, dreams were messages sent by sacred spirits. Learn the legen of how dreamcatchers worked and create your very own! For ages 9 and up.

Cost: $12 per child

http://www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/325

Registration: Required
Thu 08 Sep
Bilingual Poetry Reading
Thursday, September 8, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

Luis Alberto Ambroggio will give a bilingual poetry reading from his book "Todos somos Whitman / We Are All Whitman". Vijay Seshadri, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, will also give a poetry reading. The event is free and open to the public. Q&A and Book Signing will follow the readings.

http://www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/321

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services (Accessible)
  • Gift Shop (Accessible)
  • Museum/Visitors Center (Accessible)
    • Activities
    • Audio-Visual Programs (Accessible)
    • Group Tours (Accessible)
    • Guided Tours (Accessible)
    • Hiking
    • Historic House (Accessible)
    • Picnic Area (Accessible)