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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
+1 215-597-8780
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Memerable time at the E.A. Poe museum

A must-see for Poe fans. the staff was friendly, the gift shop was well=stocked, and the whole... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lexington Park, Maryland
Knowledgable park rangers!

Even though Poe lived here a short time, this is the only house dedicated to the memory of one of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The simple home where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote. Among other stories, Poe wrote The Tell-Tale Heart here.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
+1 215-597-8780
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Reviewed yesterday

A must-see for Poe fans. the staff was friendly, the gift shop was well=stocked, and the whole site can be seen is less than 1 hour. Be sure to bring your National Park Passport to collect the stamp here.

Thank courtrightkj
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though Poe lived here a short time, this is the only house dedicated to the memory of one of America's great authors. There's not much to the museum. Do go expecting to see Poe's belongings. There's an informative film, a few displays about his...More

Thank az_rosie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good quick stop for kids who are into doing junior ranger programs. This is a house that Poe lived in for about 1 year.

Thank thisis99
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a house that Poe lived in with his wife and her mother for about a year. It's a little run down, but with the Park Services in the US not getting the funding they need, I suppose that is to be expected. I...More

Thank VLKenyon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Park Rangers were the best! They brought Edgar Allan Poe and his family to life with their thorough understanding of the writer and his times. The modest home is a gem in the city. Captures the impact and inspiration that Poe had on...More

Thank evelync968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love how's work and to be able to walk through the house he lived in and see what inspired him. The ranger was very friendly and helpful. There were a few activities my son loved. So glad we stopoed

Thank anderson70
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

As a lifelong resident of the greater Philadelphia area, I never knew this site existed nor that it was a part of our National Park Service. This one time residence of Edgar Allen Poe - the master of the macabre - not only serves as...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I fell in love with Poe when I was a teenager which made this site very much worth visiting. The Park Ranger was fantastic and we had a great discussion about the critical appraisal of Poe's amazing work. The house itself is not furnished since...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

While one could zip through this empty house in a matter of minutes, the true experience comes when you take your time and feel the walls—look out the windows—imagine what it must have been to be Edgar, or Maria Clemm, or Virginia living in this...More

1  Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We always make an effort to visit National Park sites in cities that we visit. Poe is my favorite poet, so getting to see his house was amazing! Very nice and helpful rangers work there. Hours are very limited, so make they are open before...More

Thank Garfieldluvr
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Larry R
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
It is about 1 mile from the Liberty Bell, so would be a walkable distance. Check and make sure that it is open before you head over, as they may have limited hours and days.