Upcoming Children's Events:

Irish Dancer's Program on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 1pm.

Children of all ages will enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, known regionally, nationally and internationally as champions on the competitive circuit. The award winning dancers also interact with the children – answering questions and teaching some Irish dance steps. Find out if Irish dance is in your future. Hear fascinating history about the costumes and dances. After the show, participants may wish to have their face painted by Miss Carin or take a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

Admission: $9.00. Chaperones Free.  Purchase tickets online.


Children's Programs

Each program includes a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Scouts may apply the above programs toward earning badges from either Nassau County or Suffolk County Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Carolyn Diglio, (631) 427-5240 ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org


Make A Dreamcatcher      ~     NEW PROGRAM

Dreamcatchers were originally made by the children of Native American tribes, such as the Cherokee. To Native Americans, dreams were messages sent by sacred spirits. Learn the legend of how dreamcatchers worked and create your very own. This program is well-suited for Junior Girl Scouts and Webelos Boy Scouts.

$9.00/person (minimum fee $115.00)                                                             Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

Make A Cornhusk Figure

Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children in both Native American and Colonial American families used husks to fashion dolls.  With a knowledgeable interpreter, fashion your own cornhusk figure—either boy or girl.  Learn the legend of the cornhusk figure—why did it not have a face?  This program is well-suited for Junior Girl Scouts

$9.00/person (minimum fee $110.00)
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

Victorian Tea Party

Join the party!  This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence.  Children learn dining manners for their snack of ice tea or apple juice and sandwich or munchkins.  They also practice table setting and introductions.  All make their own place card. This program is well-suited for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts.

$9.00/person (minimum fee $110.00)
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

Poetry Daze

Meet a published poet!  Discuss how a poet finds inspiration to write a poem.  All are encouraged to let their imagination and creativity soar through actually writing poetry and sharing it with the group.  Participants will have fun while building awareness of language and enhancing their comprehension skills. This program is well-suited for Junior Girl Scouts.

$9.00/person (minimum fee $110.00)
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

Group Tour

With a knowledgeable interpreter, tour an authentically furnished 19th century farmhouse, the Walt Whitman Birthplace, home of America’s greatest poet.  See the room in which he was born.  In the Interpretive Center view the exhibits and hear a recording of Walt’s voice reading his poem, America.

Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

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