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Address: 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148
Phone Number:
+1 631-427-5240
Today
11:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Fri 13:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In 1819, Walt Whitman was born at a farmhouse in West Hills built by his...

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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Birthplace of a spectacular poet

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marie s
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Huntington, New York
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Huntington, New York
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517 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 a good place to browse.

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Long Island City, New York
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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Moorpark, California
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715 reviews
413 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
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 the Whitmans. There are two floors and several steps. Our young docent was exceptional. There's... More 

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Thank Linda C
Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 actually arrived just a few minutes prior to closing and I was actually worried that... More 

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Thank ParksPix
Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 the visit. Our guide (can't remember his name, a young man) was well-informed of the... More 

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HUNTINGTON
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 in Whitman's home and scheduled events, lectures and a small gift shop are located in... More 

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Long Island, New York
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305 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 be a curator at a grand museum one day, I wish him luck as he... More 

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Thank MIZT13
White Plains, New York, United States
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 visit and learn that the spot was important enough to Whitman that he visited it... More 

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Thank Angel T
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250 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank John N
Ashburn, Virginia
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

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

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