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Whitman Roots: Path Through History


The Whitman family roots on Long Island date back to the early 17th century. Walt Whitman’s ancestors were farmers, served in the militia, and were active members of their community. Some time after Walt’s parents Walter and Louisa had married in 1816, they set up housekeeping in this simple, Federal-style home. They had three children here. Their second son, Walter Jr., who was to establish a great literary career, was born in 1819. Visit the home Walt Whitman was born in and see and play with toys from the past. Learn about farm life during Walt Whitman's early years through videos. Adults: $10 Seniors, Military & Groups: $9 Students & Kids over 5: $8 Kids 5 & under: Free.

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site & Interpretive Center
  • 246 Old Walt Whitman Road
  • Huntington Station, NY 11746