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October 22, 2011
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
$7/child, chaperones FREE
Magic, audience participation, humor, storytelling and a musical routine with special effects will have your family enjoying the wonder. Dress up to enter for a prize for best costume.
Address: 246 Old Walt Whitman Road Huntington Station, NY 11746
Phone: 631-427-5240, ext. 113
Standard hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm (summer hours). Wednesday-Friday, 1-4pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-4pm (winter hours) Wheelchair accessible: Yes Stroller check: No 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
Walt Whitman was born in the back bedroom of the Birthplace house in 1819. Built by his father circa 1810, the farmhouse is an excellent example of native Long Island craftsmanship. The Birthplace site consists of 1.5 landscaped acres and is a New York State Historic Site, listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. In the modern Interpretive Center visitors view exhibits, such as, a wall of 130 photos of Whitman, a 19th century printing press (a replica of the one used by Whitman) and hear a recording of Walt's voice reading his poem, "America."
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