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Walt Whitman's Tomb

Address: Harleigh Cemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
Phone Number: 609 963-0122
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Camden
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The poet took great care in designing his final resting place, which has become the victim of...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The poet took great care in designing his final resting place, which has become the victim of neglect.

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Orlando, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Walt Whitman left his mark on American Poetry and continues to touch the hearts and lives of many people. If you are a fan, this stop is a must. The grounds of the cemetery are beautiful with many old tombs and headstones to visit. If you are into old cemeteries, this is a great place to walk around. Mr. Whitman’s... More 

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Wilds of New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A necessary stop for Walt Whitman fans. We went during Poetry Month and took turns reading poetry out loud and left him flowers. (Yea, I know. We're geeks.) The cemetery is beautiful and well worth walking about. The groundskeepers freaked the kids out a bit by sternly warning them to stay away from the edge of the lake (we were... More 

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new york
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78 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

as I didn't see it. But have to rate so I can post this. Arrived at 4:25 and the gate was being locked up (still 3 hours or more till dark) and man would not let us in. Good news is if you arrive early, you can drive in as you can not leave your vehicle on the street. Short,... More 

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was neat to see since I had always read about W W . This whole place is very historic. do some back ground reading before visiting.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

For any poetry buff this is a great place to visit almost a pilgrimage. City of Camden is frequently considered to be at the bottom of the list of touristy cities but this cemetery and the tomb make your effort worthwhile. Whitman's tomb will remind you the European tradition of beautiful tombs and this amazing cemetary has a few such... More 

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Westmont, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Not much to visit in Camden, NJ, but Whitman's grave is worth it for fans of the poet. Harleigh Cemetery has park-like setting and somewhat Victorian appeal. The Whitman vault is in a unique setting among old gnarled trees. The noted Haiku poet Nick Virgilio is buried nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 via mobile

Just be careful in Camden- a lovely place to see. His house was in Camden too. Check out both for the full experience.

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