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Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148
+1 631-427-5240
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Birthplace of a spectacular poet

I always loved the poems of Walt Whitman. Living in Huntington I have visited this birthplace many... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
marie s
Huntington, New York
via mobile
Good orientation to the life and work of Walt Whitman

Although this restoration is the birthplace of Walt Whitman and was not his home during adulthood... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Long Island City, New York
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In 1819, Walt Whitman was born at a farmhouse in West Hills built by his father circa 1810. The Birthplace was restored in 2001 and it is a fine example of native Long Island craftsmanship.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148
+1 631-427-5240
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I always loved the poems of Walt Whitman. Living in Huntington I have visited this birthplace many times. The docent here always leads an interesting tour of this house and explains Whitmans life. You can gets lots of information in the gift shop which is...More

Thank marie s
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Although this restoration is the birthplace of Walt Whitman and was not his home during adulthood the curators provided a good overview of Whitman's life. Nice gift shop too.

Thank 27VMG
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our great poet was born in this house his father built in 1819 and lived here until he was four. It's lovingly painted and furnished as it would have been during that time; although, you will only see a few pieces that actually belonged to...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I took my 8 year old here, we are on a trip from Seattle, had a great tour through the home and grounds, lots of information to be had but as little or as much as you need. (Perfect amount for this homeschooling family) We...More

Thank ParksPix
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site is a wonderful gem of a secret right off the beaten path. It's somewhat unfortunate how the site is surrounded by random modern development, but the very welcoming and informative staff make this totally unique site well worth...More

1  Thank BigSnorer
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Walt Whitman's Birthplace is hidden behind a fence across the street from the Walt Whitman Mall. Entrance to the Birthplace is on a road off Route 110. Once at the quiet Birthplace you would never know you were close to busy Rt.110. Tours are given...More

1  Thank Dency K
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Another local gem just stashed behind Rte 110 that you'd pass daily, as I did for 1.5 years when I went to college down the road 25 yrs ago.......Again, nice to see very young docents working there. The one that gave my tour wants to...More

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Tucked away off of Route 110 in Huntington Station, NY the Walt Whitman Birthplace is a well maintained, early 1800s farmhouse and museum dedicated to Walt Whitman's early years and later success. Very good docents and a detailed museum space, it was a treat to...More

Thank Angel T
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little historical place tucked away near the mall that bears the same name. Very interesting to get all the information from the knowledgeable tour guide. Can't beat the $6 admission. Nice little gift shop as well. Worth checking out I feel.

Thank John N
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Very good welcome center with background material. Price is reasonable. Good parking on site. Guide was knowledgable and efficient.

Thank Jill Y
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