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Walt Whitman House

328 Mickle Blvd., Camden, NJ
609 964-5383
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Camden
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Whitman lived in this row house during the last eight years of his life, and died there in 1892.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: Whitman lived in this row house during the last eight years of his life, and died there in 1892.

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Cinnaminson, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Finally was able to visit Whitman's Home. The tour hours are vey sporadic and you must call to make an appointment. Taking the tour will teach you more about this great poet and his family history. The tour take about an hour. His burial tombstone is about ten minutes from the house. Worth a visit if you love Whitman.

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Lost River, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our 8th stop on a road trip to visit the homes of great American writers, and it was the house I was most looking forward to. We had just been to the Whitman birthplace the day before, so we were anxious to book end the experience where he died. Oh, my GOODNESS, we weren't disappointed. What struck me... More 

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Oaklyn, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have wanted to visit this historic place for some time, but as is the usual, if you live by an historic place, its usually the last place you visit!!! It was recommended you call before visiting, as the house is not necessarily open the hours it lists on the internet. We called and made a reservation two to three... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Visiting the Walt Whitman House is so real it's almost surreal, because I've never been to a house museum where it felt so much like the person had just stepped out for a quick errand and might be back momentarily. Whitman's furniture, papers and artifacts are all just where they were, and visitors don't just peek in the doorway, they're... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

After lunch with the family we decided to drive around and find the Walt Whitman house. It is not in a bad section at all, just an empty part of town. Luckily the place was open but it did take a little knocking and ringing of doorbells until the docent (Matt) came out. The tour was totally, unexpectedly fantastic…true serendipty.... More 

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Delaware
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

My family and I recently visited Walt Whitman's House in Camden NJ and we were really surprised to see how well it is preserved and taken care of. We were given an excellent tour by the guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited several historic houses on our trip to the Philadelphia area and capped it off with... More 

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saint petersburg
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

THE TOUR GUIDE OF THE HOUSE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THERE ARE NO ROPES SO YOU CAN GET UP AND PERSONAL IN THE ROOMS OF THE HOUSE THE HOUSE IS AUTHENTIC OF THE ERA A GREAT HISTORY LESSON THAT IS FUN AND ENJOYABLE DEFINITELY VISIT THE HOUSE the area is very safe it is in downtown camden and you can... More 

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denver, colorado, usa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

We drove over to Camden from Philly to visit The Walt Whitman House. It was a quiet Sunday and we arrived just after lunch when the House reopens. The caretakers did not respond to our ringing of the doorbell. On the 4th try, a hand came through the blinds of the front window and posted a clock with a message... More 

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