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The Walt Whitman House
330 Mickle Boulevard (also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
Camden NJ 08103
Phone: (856) 964-5383


Please Note: The historic site will be closed 10/11 through 10/13/19. It is recommended that if you wish to visit the house, you call ahead and speak with a staff member to confirm hours and availability of tours and programs.

Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Visits to the Whitman House are by guided tour only. As tours are limited in size, it is always advisable to speak to a staff member before visiting to confirm hours and tour availability. Please note: the schedule may be subject to change. Phone: (856) 964-5383

Mondays and Tuesdays, most state and federal holidays, and Wednesdays following Monday or Tuesday holidays.


Group Tours & School Programs
Available by reservation.  Group reservations are required two weeks in advance of your planned visit. Call: (856) 964-5383

Facilities for People with Disabilities
The Walt Whitman House is partially accessible for persons with disabilities. Text telephone users, please call the New Jersey Relay Service at (800) 852-7899.

For the Comfort and Enjoyment of All
Smoking, food, beverages and cell phone usage are not permitted in the House. Handling of artifacts, interior photography, video and audio recording are not permitted. Your cooperation will help ensure the survival of the museum collections for the enjoyment and education of future generations.




From New Jersey: From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 4 onto Route 73 North. Take I-295 South to I-676 toward Camden. Take exit 5-A and follow signs to MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd., Adventure Aquarium and the Camden Waterfront.

From Philadelphia: From Route I-76, I-676, or I-95 take the Ben Franklin Bridge into New Jersey. From the toll plaza follow signs for I-676, exit at MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd. and follow signs for Adventure Aquarium.

Public Transportation: Take the PATCO Hi-Speed Line to Broadway Station. From the station walk three blocks west on MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd. toward the Waterfront. Taxis are also available at the station.

Take the New Jersey Transit River Line to the Walter Rand Transportation Center. From the station walk three blocks West on MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd. toward the Waterfront.

Disabled Access Information: Parking is along the street in front of the house. Entrance to the house is gained after climbing three steps to a raised threshold. One third of the museum can be viewed from the first floor. Access to the second floor is by climbing a narrow staircase with eleven steps. Maneuverability with a wheelchair is restricted by memorabilia and furnishings.




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