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Walt Whitman House

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Historic, momentous experience.

Well worth the visit to Camden. I am travelling from Australia, this was close to the top of my... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Sarah M
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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We were given a grand tour even though we arrived at an off time. We learned so much great stuff... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
matthewtessnear
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Shelby, North Carolina
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Whitman lived in this row house during the last eight years of his life, and died there in 1892.
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Well worth the visit to Camden. I am travelling from Australia, this was close to the top of my list of must-do's. It did not disappoint. My tour was conducted by a wonderful, knowledgeable guide (I'm sorry his name eludes me).

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We were given a grand tour even though we arrived at an off time. We learned so much great stuff about Walt and saw so many artifacts from Walt’s later life there at the house. No photos allowed inside. Be sure to feed the meters...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank matthewtessnear
Reviewed November 26, 2017

This is a must see for fans of Walt Whitman. We made a reservation and were taken on a tour by a very knowledgeable docent. She took the time to answer all of our questions and was very pleasant and professional. The historic house is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank micheller2022
Reviewed October 9, 2017

The house has been carefully and respectfully restored over the years. Curators use photographs from Whitman's residency to place original contents and remodel with similar wallpaper, fixtures, and furniture. Many items are original such as paintings, some furniture, bathtubs, and his boots. His hat is...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank ReneeSilvus
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Enjoyed our visit! We stopped by here with the kids to see the home of Walt Whitman and really enjoyed our tour. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know much about Walt Whitman before we made this stop (I think I fell asleep during...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Rebecca30333
Reviewed September 5, 2016

A very intersting historical house with a great story. Our docent Dick was very nice and gave us a great tour. Call ahead before going to make sure there are tours available and make an appointment - the tour size is limited.

Date of experience: September 2016
8  Thank TopoftheMorning2025
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...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Tom1955
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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
9  Thank Dead Authors R
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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
11  Thank EThomas7
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...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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Response from ReneeSilvus | Reviewed this property |
Give about an hour~ depends on how many questions you have! Leo gave me a very leisurely tour of a little over an hour. You could find that distance on google maps. Have fun!
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