Support the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center today!

Members receive a 10% discount on museum shop purchases and free admission to the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center.

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.

Send 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.

  • STUDENT, SENIOR (62+) OR TEACHER ($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)

  • FAMILY ($40) – 2 adults & children/grandchildren. Free admission to Walt Whitman Birthplace and Interpretive Center. Annual subscription to Starting from Paumanok,seasonal newsletter. Free admission/substantial discounts on programs held. Invites to special events.

  • FRIEND ($50) – All the above benefits plus: Placement of your book in the museum gift shop.
  • LIBRARY ($50) – 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, 10% discount for site rentals for personal poetry readings or social events
  • 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 Grass

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