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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

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Address: 532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
Phone Number: 215/597-8780
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Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The simple home where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote. Among other...

The simple home where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote. Among other stories, Poe wrote The Tell-Tale Heart here.

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We LOVE to visit NPS sites. We learned more about Poe and the Rangers were very friendly and informative about this site (one told us a story in the basement...very spooky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2016
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York, Pennsylvania
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Eustis, Florida
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a fan of Poe. It's a free self guided tour but you learn a lot about his life and lifestyle. I thought the way you tour the home was well laid out. I would have loved to leave a donation but didn't see a donation box. All 5 of us actually enjoyed this tour.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a little out of the way but its worth the 30 min walk out of town. It's a free attraction and very interesting. While Poe only lived here for a short time, it contains a lot of history about his background and his works. The staff are really friendly and helpful- highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our recent visit to the Poe House. The park rangers were very friendly and knowledgeable. My children and I learned so much about Poe and other writers during our visit. Places like this are so important. Thank you park rangers for taking care of this important place.

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Thank TopoftheMorning2025
Strasbourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not really visiting a house but the visit of a live documentary on what brought Edgar Allan Poe to the literature. He was the inventor of the detective fiction genre. His influence goes beyond the literature. The cinema with Alfred Hitchcock but also the books of Jules Vernes, Agatha Christie,... widely took back its themes and were adapted... More 

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Dimock, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop for those who love literature and mystery. The staff members were helpful and the house is fantastic! My daughters love Poe and to be able to see his home was the highlight of our Philadelphia trip.

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We LOVE to visit NPS sites. We learned more about Poe and the Rangers were very friendly and informative about this site (one told us a story in the basement...very spooky!)! Our 8 year old earned the Junior Ranger badge. Parked on the street and glad we went! This site is more rustic in it's presentation, but, still a good... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

sketchy part of town and it was closed and being renovated. Never did find statue, this place is not on the bus tours either , a shame.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Last activity I did to close up a trip to the area, went in early on a Sunday morning. I had no idea this was in the area till our tour guide on a ghost tour the night before mentioned it. The building was undergoing construction and I was a bit unsure about whether the place would be open. Located... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a walk from independence hall area. The building was being worked on. Not a lot to see here. The 8 minute movie was informative, the few displays were good. Needs more

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We arrived and were quite disappointed to find the house completely under scaffolding. Once we found a parking spot (not easy in this shady neighborhood), we went rapping on the chamber door (you have to be let in; only knock once the sign says), we realized that the site is only open 3 days during non-lunch hours. There is so... More 

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