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Walt Whitman's Tomb

Harleigh Cemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
+1 609-963-0122
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Walt's resting spot

Sorry, but I wish I could tell you this was a well preserved memorial park, but it appears to be... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Islandjoe56
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Camden, New Jersey
Great historic cemetery

Walt Whitman's grave is definitely a pilgrimage site. We were lucky and encountered another Whitman... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
SherryInPhilly
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The poet took great care in designing his final resting place, which has become the victim of neglect.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
22 Dec 2016
“Great historic cemetery”
2 Dec 2016
“Beautiful spot”
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Harleigh Cemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
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+1 609-963-0122
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Sorry, but I wish I could tell you this was a well preserved memorial park, but it appears to be more of a hang-out for homeless Camdenites. Not well kept, given the historic magnitude of old Walt.

Thank Islandjoe56
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Walt Whitman's grave is definitely a pilgrimage site. We were lucky and encountered another Whitman fan visiting from Seattle, reading aloud on Solstice Day. The entire cemetery is beautiful & historic, so it's worth walking around. Not too far from Whitman's tomb is the grave...More

1  Thank SherryInPhilly
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This location might seem a little dangerous because of it's location in Camden. However, the spot was amazing. The view was amazing and it's a great spot to take photos. If you haven't seen it yet I suggest that you do. This cemetery is much...More

1  Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is set back in the recesses of the cemetery. There are Whitman "readings" and different times. A very old historic mausoleum

Thank mommomb
Reviewed 11 April 2016

THE CEMETERY is beautiful done in Victorian style get out of your car and walk around beautiful walk on nice day and learn about your American heritage harleigh cemetery is at the very edge of the city not the middle it is 2 blocks from...More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 31 December 2015

My step dad is buried here so i found it very interesting to be able to visit Walt Whitman's Grave site. I had no idea that he was buried in the middle of the City of Camden

1  Thank Jane D
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

If you're in the area, and are into writer homes or a fan of Walt Whitman, so on in to check it out. There isn't a whole lot to the stop. But it's interesting and history.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Walt Whitman left his mark on American Poetry and continues to touch the hearts and lives of many people. If you are a fan, this stop is a must. The grounds of the cemetery are beautiful with many old tombs and headstones to visit. If...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 18 October 2013

A necessary stop for Walt Whitman fans. We went during Poetry Month and took turns reading poetry out loud and left him flowers. (Yea, I know. We're geeks.) The cemetery is beautiful and well worth walking about. The groundskeepers freaked the kids out a bit...More

4  Thank Rosa_Thorns
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This was neat to see since I had always read about W W . This whole place is very historic. do some back ground reading before visiting.

1  Thank Lorraine K
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