Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Visit the birthplace of the great American poet Walt Whitman. Located in Huntington Station on Long Island, groups will tour the poet’s home, built by his father in the 1800s, and visit the Interpretive Center where they can engage with Whitman’s poetry through various exhibits. Artifacts of interest include original letters, manuscripts, as well as portraits of the poet, his writing desk, and more. Educational programs allow groups to compare modern life to the 19th century, participate in a poetry workshop, and analyze Whitman’s poetry. Groups must schedule a visit at least 2 weeks in advance. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, New York 11746. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-427-5240 ext. 113. Email: educator@waltwhitman.org. Website: www.waltwhitman.org. Hrs: Vary by season. Same Day Booking: No.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts/English, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue