Syosset Public Library has added
the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
to its Museum Pass Program.
Walt Whitman was born in this house on May 31, 1819 and lived here until he was 4 years old. The site consists of 1.5 landscaped acres and was designated a New York State Historic Site in 1957. In 2001, the Birthplace was restored to historical accuracy and the interior reflects 350 artifact furnishings typical in a “day in the life” of a 19th century Long Island Family in 1821.
SPL has one pass which admits 2 adults and 2 children to the Birthplace & Interpretive Center, free viewing of art exhibits at the Gathering House, free or discounted admission to many select events and a 10% discount at the museum gift shop and website store. The museum is located at 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington, NY. The museum’s winter hours are Monday-Friday 1 pm to 4 pm, Saturday-Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. For additional information on special programming and events please visit the museum’s website. To reserve this pass or any pass in our Museum Pass Program, please visit Syosset Public Library’s website and click on the “Museum Pass Program” icon on the left hand side of the page and follow the instructions or stop by the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor or contact us directly at 921-7161 ext. 239.
– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services