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Walt Whitman's Tomb

Harleigh Cemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
+1 609-963-0122
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Great historic cemetery

Walt Whitman's grave is definitely a pilgrimage site. We were lucky and encountered another Whitman... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
SherryInPhilly
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful spot

This location might seem a little dangerous because of it's location in Camden. However, the spot... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Chrissy M
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The poet took great care in designing his final resting place, which has become the victim of neglect.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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Harleigh Cemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Walt Whitman's grave is definitely a pilgrimage site. We were lucky and encountered another Whitman fan visiting from Seattle, reading aloud on Solstice Day. The entire cemetery is beautiful & historic, so it's worth walking around. Not too far from Whitman's tomb is the grave...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

This location might seem a little dangerous because of it's location in Camden. However, the spot was amazing. The view was amazing and it's a great spot to take photos. If you haven't seen it yet I suggest that you do. This cemetery is much...More

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is set back in the recesses of the cemetery. There are Whitman "readings" and different times. A very old historic mausoleum

Thank mommomb
Reviewed 11 April 2016

THE CEMETERY is beautiful done in Victorian style get out of your car and walk around beautiful walk on nice day and learn about your American heritage harleigh cemetery is at the very edge of the city not the middle it is 2 blocks from...More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 30 December 2015

My step dad is buried here so i found it very interesting to be able to visit Walt Whitman's Grave site. I had no idea that he was buried in the middle of the City of Camden

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

If you're in the area, and are into writer homes or a fan of Walt Whitman, so on in to check it out. There isn't a whole lot to the stop. But it's interesting and history.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Walt Whitman left his mark on American Poetry and continues to touch the hearts and lives of many people. If you are a fan, this stop is a must. The grounds of the cemetery are beautiful with many old tombs and headstones to visit. If...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 18 October 2013

A necessary stop for Walt Whitman fans. We went during Poetry Month and took turns reading poetry out loud and left him flowers. (Yea, I know. We're geeks.) The cemetery is beautiful and well worth walking about. The groundskeepers freaked the kids out a bit...More

3  Thank Rosa_Thorns
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This was neat to see since I had always read about W W . This whole place is very historic. do some back ground reading before visiting.

1  Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 22 April 2012

For any poetry buff this is a great place to visit almost a pilgrimage. City of Camden is frequently considered to be at the bottom of the list of touristy cities but this cemetery and the tomb make your effort worthwhile. Whitman's tomb will remind...More

6  Thank podrozniczka60
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