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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

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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply 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
Fri 23 Jun
Salut au Monde Series, Part 1 : The Immigration Challenge with Tatyana Kleyn
Friday, June 23, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

WWBA announces its 2017 Program Series, Salut au Monde.  This title is taken from one of Whitman’s poems and we aim to bring the world to the Whitman stage with this Series. The Immigration Challengewith Tatyana Kleyn is the first in this Series. Tatyana Kleyn will hold a community discussion entitled, From Mexico to the U.S. and Back Again: A Film and Discussion with a focus on families and how immigration unifies and separates them, often at the same time.  A 30 minute film that she directed and co-produced, Una Vida, Dos Paises, (One Life, Two Countries): Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico, on the phenomenon of return migration, will be shown. Discussion to follow.

Free and open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit our website 

Sat 08 Jul
Salut au Monde Series, Part 2: Re-Discovering Walt: The Story Behind the Research with Zachary Turpin
Saturday, July 8, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

WWBA continues its 2017 Program Series, Salut au Monde.  This title is taken from one of Whitman's poems and we aim to bring the world to the Whitman stage with this Series. Zachary Turpin, as a graduate student from the University of Houston, found the unknown Whitman novel, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle , authored by Whitman under a pseudonym, will be here to discuss his discovery. 

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 
For more information, visit our website.

 

Sun 20 Aug
Salut Au Monde Series, Part 3: Native American Storytelling with Joseph Bruchac
Sunday, August 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

WWBA continues its 2017 Program Series, Salut au Monde.  This title is taken from one of Whitman's poems and we aim to bring the world to the Whitman stage with this Series. Joseph Bruchac will present a 60 minute program on Native Indian Storytelling. Sandi Brewster-Walker will speak on her story as a Long Island Native American and feature her book,  The Colored Girl From Long Island . Q&A and book signing to follow. 

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit our website.

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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)