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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

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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 15th - Labor Day)
    Monday - Friday: 11 am - 4 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

    Winter Hours (Labor Day - June 14th)
    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
Fri 06 May
Walking with Whitman - Poetry in Performance featuring David Lehman
Friday, May 6, 2016 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

Poet David Lehman will give an evening poetry reading at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Musical Prelude by Tom Santoriello will begin at 7:30. Audience Q&A and Book Signing to follow performances.

$10 admission - Members receive 50% discount

Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
(631) 427-5240

Come join us at Walt Whitman's Birthplace State Historic Site in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day!

Project one: Gardening-raking, cleaning out flower beds, pruning, planting flowers

Project two: Power Washing-commemorative bricks, wooden benches, sidewalks

Project three: Painting and staining wooden benches

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Cynthia Shor for more information:

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)