The Walt Whitman House
330 Mickle Boulevard (also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
Camden NJ 08103
Phone: (856) 964-5383
The Walt Whitman House welcomes visitors from around the world. In planning your visit it is highly recommended that you call the House and speak to a friendly volunteer or staff member to plan your visit and make arrangements for a tour and to confirm visiting hours. Visits to the Whitman House are by guided tour only and are limited in size. Group reservations are required three weeks in advance of your planned visit.
Celebrating Black History Month
Come join us as we celebrate Black History Month with our special emphasis tours. Did you know that the acclaimed African American Poet Langston Hughes was an admirer of Walt Whitman’s poetry? Did you also know that he once visited the Walt Whitman House Historic Site in it’s early years as a museum in the 1920’s? Learn more about this intriguing story and about other African Americans who were inspired by Walt Whitman’s poetry with a visit to the historic site.
The historic site’s normal operating hours are:
Wednesday through Saturday with reserved tour times at 11 am and 2 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm Please call (856) 964-5383 to schedule a tour.
Mondays and Tuesdays, most state and federal holidays, and Wednesdays following Monday or Tuesday holidays.
Please note: the tour schedule and hours are subject to change. For more information on program topics and to make a reservation for a tour call: (856) 964-5383
It is recommended that if you wish to visit the house, you call ahead and speak with a staff member to confirm hours and availability of tours and programs.
General admission is free. Donations are accepted by the Walt Whitman Association in support of the historic site’s preservation and programming. A fee may apply for group reservations. Call the site for more information. (856) 964-5383
Disabled Access Information: Parking is along the street in front of the house. Entrance to the house is gained after climbing three steps to a raised threshold. One third of the museum can be viewed from the first floor. Access to the second floor is by climbing a narrow staircase with eleven steps. Maneuverability with a wheelchair is restricted by memorabilia and furnishings.
For the Comfort and Enjoyment of All
Smoking, food, beverages and cell phone usage are not permitted in the House. Handling of artifacts, interior photography, video and audio recording are not permitted. Your cooperation will help ensure the survival of the museum collections for the enjoyment and education of future generations. Masks are optional at this time.
From New Jersey: From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 4 onto Route 73 North. Take I-295 South to I-676 toward Camden. Take exit 5-A and follow signs to MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd., Adventure Aquarium and the Camden Waterfront.
From Philadelphia: From Route I-76, I-676, or I-95 take the Ben Franklin Bridge into New Jersey. From the toll plaza follow signs for I-676, exit at MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd. and follow signs for Adventure Aquarium.
Public Transportation: Take the PATCO Hi-Speed Line to Broadway Station. From the station walk three blocks west on MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd. toward the Waterfront. Taxis are also available at the station.
Take the New Jersey Transit River Line to the Walter Rand Transportation Center. From the station walk three blocks West on MLK Jr./Mickle Blvd. toward the Waterfront.