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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station

Visit or Membership to Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

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Highlights

At the quaint birthplace of famed poet Walt Whitman, historical interpreters reflect on his life and resident poets continue the tradition

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Toyatop reviewerhelpful reviewer
10 ratings8 reviews
10 hours ago
You will have a tour guide (at first I was a little annoyed about having a tour guide because I wanted to explore on my own and not feel pressured to move quickly through the exhibits), that may be quite knowledgeable about the grounds. My tour guide was pretty patient with me as I took my time to explore, read some history, and take photos. This is not a huge historical site but there was still a lot of information being presented. I visited on a Saturday and it was mostly empty, which I liked. Covid safety precautions were in place. It's a decent one-time experience.
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ANTHONYtop reviewer
70 ratings15 reviews
January 18, 2021
Very interesting!
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Karentop reviewerhelpful reviewer
34 ratings27 reviews
November 24, 2020
Bryan was the tour guide and he was fantastic! Personable and full of knowledge. It was a beautiful sunny day so we sat in the yard admiring the beauty of the estate. Well worth the groupon but also worthy of our support and contributions. Make a donation or buy something in their gift shop.
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Anna
4 ratings2 reviews
November 22, 2020
This is the place for you if you love history. Lots I didn’t know. Left knowing about Walt Whitman.
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Jesstop reviewerhelpful reviewer
24 ratings9 reviews
November 13, 2020
Very fun and informative experience!
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Cindytop reviewer
15 ratings6 reviews
October 22, 2020
Excellent tour guide. We had a private tour since no one else was around at the time. It was a fun visit. The tour guide really knew her stuff. I was impressed. I wish we could have stayed longer. Nice gift shop with decent prices!
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Priscilla
2 ratings2 reviews
October 1, 2020
Great tour!
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Joshua
5 ratings2 reviews
January 8, 2020
Amazing tour, Very educational and an important part of L.I history!
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About This Deal

Choose from Four Options

$9.25 for admission for two (up to $12 value)
$17.50 for admission for four (up to $24 value)

$20.50 for an Individual membership for one ($30 value)

  • Closed for public tours through April 6th tentatively.
  • Free admission to the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Free or substantially discounted admission to museum programs
  • 10% off purchases at the museum shop
  • Invitations to special events
  • Subscription to the seasonal newsletter, Starting from Paumanok

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Admission options must be used in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

Before Walt Whitman became an iconic poet and a pioneer of free verse, he spent his early years in this home. Whitman was born in this West Hills farmhouse, which Walter Whitman Sr. built himself around 1810. It was later restored in 2001.

A shining example of Long Island craftsmanship, Whitman's birthplace has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, it was deemed an "American Treasure" by the White House Millennium Council.

Take a tour led by trained tour guides who discuss architecture and lifestyle during the 1820s, the history of the house, and the life of Walt Whitman. Visit the modern visitors center to hear Whitman's actual voice on tape, and view the school desk he used as a teacher on Long Island. Stroll the manicured 1.5 acre grounds and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.