Walt Whitman Home

Walt Whitman Home

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The Walt Whitman house is the 2 story building second from the left. "Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden. It has brought me blessed returns." In 1884, Walt Whitman purchased a modest, two-story frame house on Mickle Street for $1,750. It is the only house he ever owned. He lived there until his death in 1892, at the age of seventy-two. He had come to Camden years earlier, in 1873, and lived with his brother George on nearby Stevens Street. By this time, Whitman's international reputation attracted the attention of the day's most prominent literary figures. Among them, Charles Dickens, Willaim M. Thackeray, and Oscar Wilde came to Camden to visit America's greatest poet. #Author #Camden_NJ #LIterary #Poet #Walt_Whitman
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