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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
Sun 05 Feb
Walt Whitman Birthplace Presents: Super Poem Sunday
Sunday, February 5, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

Super Poem Sunday is a poetry-slam competition featuring all styles and all forms. Participants have a 3 minute reading limit. This year it will be hosted by The Bards Initiative, with the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site. There will be books, raffle prizes, and 50/50 raffles for sale.Food will be provided. Admission is $10 and winner of the competition will receive a $100 cash prize! This is a great event to meet the poetry tribes of Long Island! To reserve your reading spot please RSVP to superpoemsunday@gmail.com

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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)