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Welcome to the Walt Whitman House

"Who, constructing the house of himself or herself, not for a day, but for all time, sees races, dates, generations, The past, the future, dwelling there, like space, inseparable together."

-Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass
Step back in time to the humble dwelling of the "Good Gray Poet," Walt Whitman. Constructed in 1848, this modest wooden-framed structure built in Greek-revival style was the only home ever owned by Walt Whitman. Here is where Whitman grew to international fame as the author of Leaves of Grass, hosted visitors from around the world and completed his last comprehensive volume of poetry before his death in 1892. Today, as a New Jersey State Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark, the restored Whitman House welcomes visitors from around the world who come to experience the last worldly surroundings of America's great "Poet of Democracy."