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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

96 Reviews
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dustythoughts wrote a review May 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1,078 contributions344 helpful votes
I’m a fan of Edgar Allan Poe and was excited to visit his home. It’s small and unassuming, but the Poe family seemed to enjoy living here, although his wife died of tuberculosis in this house. Entrance is only $5, and you can also dial in to an audio tour from your phone. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and there are subway stations nearby.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Joan P wrote a review Dec 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania10 contributions1 helpful vote
Don’t miss this little gem-A great overview of Poe’s life presented by knowledgeable and friendly guide- tour of the preserved 1840’s farmhouse where Poe lived in the rural Bronx- Brings to life Poe’s literary and personal life in his last two years.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Climber776703 wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Yesterday Sunday, November 3,2019 as I wandered weak and weary, I happened upon the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage on Kingsbridge Road where the famous poet and storyteller lived with his wife Virginia and her Mother in law. Being a self admitted history dork, I was thrilled to see a well preserved example of life in the Bronx when it was considered "the country!" I was greeted by the cordial and extremely knowledgeable caretaker/Tour Guide and host a one Mr. Glen Martinez. He showed me around the tiny cottage and took me through the time that the Poe's were in residence in the Bronx. The house is tiny, but through Glen's expert stort telling,I felt that I could actually picture Poe writing at the small table in the parlor while Virgina was in her bed room off the parlor slowly dying of the disease that finally took her life- Tuberculosis. The cottage is a must see for anyone who loves 18th century literature and NYC history. Glen presents the stories with such authority, you would think that he was a witness to this particular part of history. Do yourself a favor and visit the Poe Cottage. If Glen isn't there or out to lunch, sit down on the porch and wait for him to return!
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Date of experience: November 2019
3 Helpful votes
UrbanNYC wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City4,302 contributions172 helpful votes
Very interesting for history and literature buffs to be in the rooms where Poe lived with his beloved wife and wrote. The house is smaill and you don't need alot of time.
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Date of experience: April 2019
1 Helpful vote
CrystalN320 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brockton, Massachusetts217 contributions110 helpful votes
We stopped by the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage on a Saturday morning and were a bit concerned at first that it may not be open. Upon closer inspection, the area is under a bit of construction. Don’t let the size of this little cottage fool you, it is a major piece of Poe history. It was his last known residence and the location where he lost his beloved wife to tuberculosis. Her actual deathbed is one of the pieces original to the cottage. We’ve been to both the Baltimore and Philadelphia Poe locations and found the docent here far more knowledgeable and entertaining than the others. Interesting, educational and informative and for a $5 donation.... can’t say that about many locations. Pay the cottage a visit and help keep Poe’s memory alive.
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Date of experience: September 2019
4 Helpful votes
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