Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site is a state historic site in New York in the United States, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site preserves the birthplace of American poet Walt Whitman.

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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site - Museum Today
... The museum is managed by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation ... The museum has nineteenth century furnishings, 130 Whitman portraits, original manuscripts and letters, artifacts, Whitman's voice on tape, and his schoolmaster's desk ...

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