History Note: Walt Whitman

Photo of an historically furnished room at the Walt Whitman Birthplace

Photo taken at the Walt Whitman Birthplace by Katheryn Laible

When poet, teacher, newspaperman Walt Whitman set out to find his brother, who had been wounded in the Civil War, the experience inspired another vocation: As a nurse who brought comfort and care through over 600 visits to military hospitals around the capital.

The Walt Whitman Birthplace is delighted to welcome visitors back! They are open for tours Wed-Fri: 1pm – 4pm & Sat-Sun: 11am – 4pm. All events are still online. You do not need a reservation to visit in person. Please arrive at least 40 mins before closing time.