Walt Whitman’s Voice Today
Birthplace of Walt Whitman on May 31, 1819. The site is operated by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. WWBA is Walt Whitman’s voice today, celebrating the poet’s vision of democracy, diversity, and creativity. Our programs and exhibits educate the public on Whitman’s life and times, explore his contribution to our nation’s rich cultural heritage, and inspire young poets and writers.
Things to do at the Walt Whitman Birthplace:
Newly restored farmhouse, birthplace of America’s greatest poet, built c.1819 by Whitman’s father. New York State Historic Site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nineteenth century furnishings, unusual architecture. Interpretive Center exhibits: 130 Whitman portraits, original letters, manuscripts, artifacts, Whitman’s voice on tape, and schoolmaster’s desk. Guided tours, audio-visual show, library, museum shop/bookstore, and picnic area. Maps available for auto/hiking tour of beautiful historic West Hills. Air-conditioned Visitors Center and restrooms. All facilities handicapped accessible. Poetry readings, lectures, concerts, special events year round.
Group tours (Reservations required)
Hiking (On the Walt Whitman Trail)