Walk in the Footsteps of Walt Whitman With the Brooklyn Historical Society

Walt Whitman in 1876. Photo by G. Frank E. Pearsall via Library of Congress


    If you haven’t yet celebrated the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman you can take a saunter through the Brooklyn he called home with a special walking tour this summer.

    The tour, offered in collaboration with The Walt Whitman Project and led by Greg Trupiano and Stefan Killen, will kick off with a salute to the poet and a reading of “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” before setting off on an inspiring waterfront trek. The trip wraps up with a stop at BHS Dumbo and a look at the waterfront-themed exhibition.

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    Fulton Ferry Landing in 1857. Image via Ballou’s Pictorial

    You can choose from one of two dates for your excursion, it is being offered on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. and Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $15 for members. The meeting location will be provided upon purchase of a ticket. For more information and to get your ticket visit the event page here.

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