Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

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

    Free for WWBA members and children under 5.
  • Donations
  • Gladly accepted
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

Register
Start time: 10am
End time: 3pm

Meeting Location: Walt Whitman Birthplace. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project: Help the "Leaves of Grass" Grow! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Basic Spring Cleanup-Raking-Cleaning Flower Beds-Pruning -Power Washing-Painting / Staining-Planting. Please bring: Garden gloves, water, snack, sunscreen, work clothes, work shoes or sneakers

We can accommodate: Small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts Questions? Call: 631-427-5240 Email: events@waltwhitman.org

Registration: Required

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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)