Children's Programs

Kids Craft Day

Year-round programs

Each of the programs below includes a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Scouts may apply the following programs toward earning badges from either Nassau County or Suffolk County Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Dr. Kelly Ronayne, 631-427-5240 ext. 113 or

Victorian Tea Party

Join the party! This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Children learn dining manners during their snack of iced tea or apple juice and a delicious baked item. They practice table setting and make their own place cards. This program is well-suited for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadet Girl Scouts

$20/youth participant (minimum fee $100)

2 Troop Leaders Admitted Free
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

 Poetry Daze

Meet a published poet!  Discuss how a poet finds inspiration to write a poem.  All are encouraged to let their imagination and creativity soar through actually writing poetry and sharing it with the group.  Participants will have fun while building awareness of language and enhancing their comprehension skills. This program is well-suited for Junior/Ambassador Girl Scouts

$10/youth participant (minimum fee $100)
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

Group Tour

With a knowledgeable interpreter, tour an authentically furnished 19th century farmhouse, Walt Whitman Birthplace, home of America’s greatest poet. See the room in which he was born. In the Interpretive Center, view the exhibits and hear a recording of Walt’s voice reading his poem, America.

Estimated time: 1 ½ hours


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