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 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
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.
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
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
Contact event coordinator Cynthia Shor for more information: email@example.com