Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Visit the birthplace of the great American poet Walt Whitman. Located in Huntington Station on Long Island, groups will tour the poet’s home, built by his father in the 1800s, and visit the Interpretive Center where they can engage with Whitman’s poetry through various exhibits. Artifacts of interest include original letters, manuscripts, as well as portraits of the poet, his writing desk, and more. Educational programs allow groups to compare modern life to the 19th century, participate in a poetry workshop, and analyze Whitman’s poetry. Groups must schedule a visit at least 2 weeks in advance. 

 
Contact Info
Address: 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, New York 11746. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-427-5240. Email: educator@waltwhitman.org. Website: www.waltwhitman.org. Hrs: Vary. Same Day Booking: No.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.