Adult Programs

For more information about these programs or to make a reservation, please contact Carolyn Diglio, (631) 427-5240 ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org.

Tour With Walt

Add living history to your visit.  Step back to the 1800s and interact with “Walt Whitman”. Brought to life by the appearance of an actor/scholar re-enactor.  “Walt” will be reminiscing and storytelling as he guides participants through both the Interpretive Center and the 19th century farmhouse in which he was born.

$10.00/person (minimum fee $160)

Estimated time: 1 ½ - 2 hours

Group Tour

With a knowledgeable interpreter, tour the authentically furnished family farmhouse, including the room in which Whitman was born.  On a self-guided tour, visit the Interpretive Center, delving into Whitman’s life and poetry through a series of exhibits that trace the poet’s development from his boyhood on Long Island to his international prominence as a poet of America.  Hear Whitman “speak” from his schoolmaster’s desk.

Estimated time: 1 – 1 ½ hours

High Tea

Maintaining a tradition that began in 1860 with Queen Victoria, the Walt Whitman Birthplace hosts afternoon tea parties.  Afternoon tea can be one of the most special times of the day, especially with a light lunch of delicious tea sandwiches, scones, and assorted desserts.  Enjoy the elegance of a bygone era and transport yourself back in time as you learn about the history of tea and tea etiquette at our historic site.  A guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace follows the program. *A non-refundable deposit of $30 is required to reserve your date.

$30.00/person (minimum of 12 people, maximum of 24 people)
Estimated time: 1 ½ - 2 hours

Contact: Margaret at teaparty@waltwhitman.org

Poetry Daze

Meet a published poet!  Discuss how a poet finds inspiration to write a poem.  Using their imagination and creativity, each participant will be encouraged to actually write poetry and share it with the group. A guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace follows this program.

$10.00/person (minimum fee $160)
Estimated time: 1 ½ - 2 hours

Contact: Carolyn at 631-427-5240, ext. 113; Email: educator@waltwhitman.org.
Accessibility:   Accessible to the physically challenged.  Air-conditioned in summer.
Museum Shop: Books about and by Walt Whitman, magnets, mugs, postcards, toys, etc

Picnic tables are on the grounds.
Numerous restaurants are nearby, a list can be provided upon request.

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