April 01, 2013 through April 30, 2013
Wed-Fri 1pm-4pm; Sat-Sun 11am-4pm.
Walt Whitman Birthplace
$6; $4 children; free for children younger than 5
In honor of poetry month, Walt Whitman Birthplace is offering activities for kids who can "make and take" a poem in the Poetry Corner. Using spring themes of bunnies, tulips, chicks, butterflies and Easter eggs, kids can create their very own poems. Craft supplies will be available. In addition, step back to the 19th century and, with a knowledgeable interpreter, tour the farmhouse in which Whitman was born. Also, hear a recording of Walt's voice reading his poem, "America." April 1-April 30,2013.
Address: 246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington, NY 11746
About Walt Whitman Birthplace
Standard hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Wheelchair accessible: Partially
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: Yes
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: No
Established in 1949, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) is Walt Whitman’s voice today, celebrating the poet’s vision of democracy, diversity, and creativity. Today, the site is operated by the WWBA in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). 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.
Play area: No
Party room: Yes
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