11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Historic Laurel Springs Whitman Arts and Poetry Festival

Town wide celebration of Walt Whitman’s time in Laurel Springs visiting

the Stafford Family at their farm house. Whitman said that the family,

the food and his exercise along the banks of the Big Timber Creek helped

him regain his health. During his visits in the 1870’s, Whitman edited

one edition of “Leaves of Grass” and added to his environmental text

“Specimen Days.”

Come and meet Walt Whitman, ride the Free Trolley to Crystal Springs and

the Whitman Stafford Farm House and visit a historic old community.



315 Maple Ave Laurel Springs, New Jersey 08021