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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd. Huntington Station, NY 631-427-5240

People walk toward the Old Walt Whitman house

(Credit: Newsday, 2008 / Ana P. Gutierrez)

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Type: Museum, History, Specialized / Other, Kids Price: $6, $5 seniors, $4 students, free younger than 5 Description:

Restored farmhouse, birthplace of America's great poet, was built about 1816 by Whitman's father. Site is on National Register of Historic Places. It has 19th century furnishings and unusual architecture. Interpretive Center has 130 Whitman portraits, letters, manuscripts, artifacts, Whitman's voice on tape and schoolmaster's desk. Guided tours, audio-visual show, museum shop/bookstore, picnic area. Handicapped accessible. Maps available for car tours or hikes of West Hills, including Jayne's Hill and Walt Whitman Trail.

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 15-Labor Day: Winter hours: closed Mon.-Tue., 1-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station

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