Harleigh Cemetery - Walt Whitman's Tomb

Lower Cooper River

Harleigh Cemetery - Walt Whitman's Tomb

Pennsauken Township, New Jersey 08109, United States

Created By: Camden County Historical Society

Point of Interest Details

Walt Whitman, the great American poet, designed his own tomb to resemble an etching by poet William Blake. Two women in Victorian dress visit Whitman’s tomb in the circa 1900 photo above. Whitman moved to Camden in 1873 where he completed his book of poems, Leaves of Grass, in 1881. Ralph Waldo Emerson found Whitman’s book to be “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed.”

This point of interest is part of the tour: Lower Cooper River


 

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