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Irish Family Day at Walt Whitman Birthplace

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
  • 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
  • All Ages
  • $9 per child; free for chaperones

Children of all ages will enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, known regionally, nationally, and internationally as champions on the competitive circuit. The award-winning dancers will also interact with the audience-answering questions and teaching some Irish dance steps (and find out if Irish dance is in your future). Hear the fascinating history about the costumes and dances. After the show, enjoy a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace, the historic home where Walt Whitman was born in 1819. Participants may sign up on the Birthplace website. Dancers start promptly at 1pm. 

About Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

246 Old Walt Whitman Road

Huntington Station, NY

631-427-5240

  • 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."
  • Parking: Free