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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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Terrific Long Island Day Trip

A wonderful museum and historical location honoring this great American poet. Lovely gift shop and... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
W.H. D
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New York
via mobile
Just because he's one of the foremost American Poet...

...I find the need to pay homage at his birthplace when we are in the area. Unfortunate not to do... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Sh1nyT0p
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Plainview, 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148
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+1 631-427-5240

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Reviewed February 24, 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 September 25, 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

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Reviewed September 10, 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

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Reviewed April 6, 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

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Reviewed March 9, 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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Reviewed September 23, 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

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Reviewed August 23, 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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Reviewed August 16, 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

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Reviewed August 15, 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

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Reviewed July 16, 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

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JFK to Penn Station.....Long Island Railroad to Huntington....then a cab to birthplace....long trip...
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