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
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.
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 email@example.com.