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“The Poes lived here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
532 North 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
215/597-8780
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Ranked #87 of 555 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The simple home where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote. Among other stories, Poe wrote The Tell-Tale Heart here.
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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“The Poes lived here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A sweet, small house and garden area--with a statue of "The Raven" in the yard--offer a simple, and pleasant, view of how the Poes lived for a year in the area; there is also a small film which is quite interesting. Very friendly staff, narrow stairs and unvarnished building let you imagine the lives lived.

Visited October 2012
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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

It was very intersting to listen to my daughter interact with the employees about Poe's work, they were very knowlegable.

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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“free and interesting site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Although it was in the city of Philadelphia (traffic always interesting!), we were able to get a parking place right across the street on a Saturday. The park ranger was very informative and helped us to get the most of our visit. The house had no particular articles belonging to the author, but it was fun going through the garden and particularly the basement! The reading room was the most fun where, after sitting for a while and listening to the recordings, we got caught up in the atmosphere. A fun place to visit in October!

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Check out the guestbook!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

You can feel the spirits hovering about in each room and you'll be treading in the footsteps of Peter Cushing and Vincent Price!

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“School visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It's historical information. Obtained data I had no clue of. Always a fan of Edgar Alan Poe's stories. Specially those made into movies.

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