Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd.
Huntington, NY 11746- Map It
Phone: (631) 427-5240

AAA Editor Notes

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site is off SR 110 at 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd. Built around 1810 by Walt Whitman's father, the farmhouse where Whitman was born in 1819 is also where the poet spent his childhood years. Guided tours describe what family life was like at the time and showcase period furnishings. The modern interpretive center features a pictorial timeline of Whitman's life with more than 120 portraits and original manuscripts, including his book of poetry, “Leaves of Grass.” The site's 1.5 manicured acres also feature nature trails and a building housing changing exhibits. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$6; $5 (ages 62+ and veterans with ID); $4 (students with ID); free (ages 0-5).
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11-4, Sat.-Sun. 11-5, mid-June through Labor Day; Wed.-Fri. 1-4, Sat.-Sun. 11-4, rest of year. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 30 minutes minimum.