Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

All Members receive:

  • Free admission to the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center.
  • Exclusive WWBA seasonal newsletter
  • Members-only emails with programs and offers at member prices
  • 10% discounts on museum shop purchases
  • 10% discounts on museum space rentals for private events

You may sign up online or print and complete the membership form and mail it to us with your payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and personal checks written to Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.

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Send printed membership form to:

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
246 Old Walt Whitman Road
West Hills, NY 11746-4148

Or call (631) 427-5240 to request a membership form.

Our memberships available online are:

  • INDIVIDUAL ($30)
    • Free admission to Walt Whitman Birthplace and Interpretive Center.
    • Annual subscription to Starting from Paumanok, seasonal newsletter.
    • Free admission/substantial discounts for all programs held.
    • Invitations to special events.
    • 10% discounts on museum shop purchases.
    • 10% discount for site rentals for personal poetry readings or social events
  • STUDENT, TEACHER, SENIOR (62+), VETERAN ($20) 
    • Free admission to Walt Whitman Birthplace and Interpretive Center.
    • Annual subscription to Starting from Paumanok, seasonal newsletter.
    • Free admission/substantial discounts for all programs held.
    • Invitations to special events. (May require verification of eligibility)
    • 10% discounts on museum shop purchases.
    • 10% discount for site rentals for personal poetry readings or social events
  • FAMILY ($40) - 2 adults & children (under 18 years old)
    • Free admission to Walt Whitman Birthplace and Interpretive Center.
    • Annual subscription to Starting from Paumanok, our seasonal newsletter.
    • Free admission/substantial discounts on all programs held.
    • Invites to special events.
    • 10% discounts on museum shop purchases.
    • 10% discount for site rentals for personal poetry readings or social events
  • FRIEND ($50) 
    • All the above benefits plus: placement of your book in the museum gift shop.
  • LIBRARY ($75) 
    • All of the family level benefits, this membership is designed for Libraries and other organizations where the membership is loaned out.
  • PATRON ($100)
    • All the above benefits plus: your name printed in our newsletter, Starting from Paumanok
  • SPONSOR ($250) 
    • All the above benefits plus: Best of the Best American Poetry, 25th Anniversary Edition, by editor/poet David Lehman
  • ASSOCIATE ($500)
    • All the above benefits plus:
      • Behind-the-scenes tour with our curator for you and five guests
  • BENEFACTOR ($1000)
    • All the above benefits plus:
      • WWBA Poet-in-Residence’s book & broadside
  • POETS CIRCLE ($2500)
    • All the above benefits plus:
      • Invitation to Trustee dinner with annual Poet-in-Residence
      • Name inscribed on museum wall plaque
      • Gilt-edged hardback edition of Leaves of GrassJoin and Renew buttonNObeige

         

         

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