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Walt Whitman House

328 Mickle Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103
Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman in his Mickle Street home the year before his death.

Photo credit: By Dr. William Reeder (NYPL Digital Gallery) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Walt Whitman House in Camden was the last residence of American poet Walt Whitman. While living in the home, Whitman completed several poems, many focused on public events. Some of Whitman's writing was done in his bedroom, which visitors noted was similar to a newspaper office, piled with stacks of paper. In this home, he also prepared an anthology of essays and articles "November Boughs." After Whitman's death, the majority of the home's contents remained at the house. His heirs sold it to the city of Camden in 1921 and it was opened to the public five years later. In 1947, ownership was passed to the state of New Jersey. Today, it is operated as a museum by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry with help from the Walt Whitman Association.

Walt Whitman is one of the primary characters in "Walt and Emily," the third novella in The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul Di Filippo.

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