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
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Project/Event Description: Cleanup, improvement, and beautification projects at the historic site. Projects include weeding, pruning, planting, bench-staining, power-washing and general repairs.
Meeting Location Walt Whitman Birthplace Historic State Site 246 Old Walt Whitman Road Huntington Station, NY 11746 All ages welcome.