Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

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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

  • Self-Guided Nature Trails: Year-round.
  • Spring Hours (April 1st - June 11th)

    Monday & Tuesday - Closed
    Wednesday - Friday 1 pm - 4 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

    Summer Hours (June 12th - September 4th)

    Monday - Sunday 11 am - 4 pm

    Winter Hours (September 5th - March 31st)

    Monday & Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday - Friday: 1 pm - 4 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 4 pm

Fees & Rates

  • Admission
  • Adults - $8
    Seniors/Groups/Veterans - $7
    Students - $6

    Free for WWBA members and children under 5.
  • Donations
  • Gladly accepted
  • Please note
  • The Empire Pass is not accepted at this location. For more information, please visit:

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area (Accessible)
  • Tours (Accessible)
  • Visitor Center (Accessible)