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Walt Whitman Birthplace

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Small piece of history

There is lots of history here. They also have events here and is worth stopping by. It is a small... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Amityville, New York
We were in town and my wife really wanted to check it out

We were in Long Island visiting our daughter and part of her showing us around was going here(my... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
York, Pennsylvania
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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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246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148
+1 631-427-5240
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

There is lots of history here. They also have events here and is worth stopping by. It is a small place but you can learn something while here

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were in Long Island visiting our daughter and part of her showing us around was going here(my wife is an English teacher). The tour lasts about a half hour and isn’t bad as far as tours go. The guide had some interesting tidbits about...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Since I live in Long Island and adore Whitman's poetry, this is a place that I have wanted to visit for years. it was not a beach day and we decided to go for a visit. I went on the website and learned that in...More

Thank Decor71
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

A wonderful museum and historical location honoring this great American poet. Lovely gift shop and very informative tour through Whitman's birth house.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

...I find the need to pay homage at his birthplace when we are in the area. Unfortunate not to do the 90 minute guided tour because we are press for time but the available exhibit are enough to whet my appetite for Whitman. The tour...More

Thank Sh1nyT0p
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Long Island's poet lived here ! How awesome is that.... period correct furnishings, the house is almost all original from when Walt lived here. The guides are quite informative and interesting, the grounds are very pretty, and they have a very well stocked gift shop....More

Thank Chris L
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 maries939
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

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2 September 2018|
Response from Tanya K |
Hi! The admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and children over 5 years of age.
24 August 2017|
Response from maries939 | Reviewed this property |
JFK to Penn Station.....Long Island Railroad to Huntington....then a cab to birthplace....long trip...