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.
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
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.
Dreamcatchers were originally made by the children of Native American tribes, such as the Cherokee.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
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.