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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

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532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
+1 215-597-8780
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Must do for Poe fans

The Poe House is a small home located on North 7th Street and a bit out of the main downtown area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jer b
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Bristol, Connecticut
Love, Love, Love Poe

The Edgar Allan Poe house is a must see for Poe lovers! The staff was great and willing to answer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Haycut29
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Grand Island, New York
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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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“black cat” (18 reviews)
“reading room” (17 reviews)
“short video” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
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+1 215-597-8780
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Poe House is a small home located on North 7th Street and a bit out of the main downtown area so you need to drive there. Edgar Allan Poe lived there from about 1842-1844 as a renter. The museum has been opened since 1980...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Edgar Allan Poe house is a must see for Poe lovers! The staff was great and willing to answer any questions you may have. I recommend watching the short clip in the theatre! Also cute little gift shop to snag some much needed Poe...More

Thank Haycut29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greetings All, David and I had a nice time at the Poe's home. A bit small but a nice place to visit. The staff are really nice and have no problem answering your questions. We also liked the small gift shop in front of house...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia is an almost-too-modest destination for less-than-craven Poe fans, so adjust your expectations if you intend to visit. This attraction is simply a mostly empty duplex building on 7th Street. Poe, who lived at this address for...More

Thank AlotLessTraveled
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Have visited Poe houses in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Richmond. For someone often in a daze this guy sure got around. I have been a huge fan of Poe stories since my youth and find any connection exciting. Look for the raven. Small but pleasing gift...More

1  Thank reelwise
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

If you are a literature buff, don’t skip this. I might be biased since I’m an English teacher, but I enjoyed my visit. It’s a bit of a walk from downtown, but we did it with no problem. It’s a small house, but there is...More

Thank alilodd80
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Edgar Allen Poe lived here with his wife and mother-in-law.The complete works of Poe are in a Victorian reading room. I didn't get a chance to go in

Thank Robert N
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited Edgar Allan Poe’s site as I really like his books. His house is really inspired from his stories which was really cool. I loved seeing black cats around.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Go if you love Poe and you have some background information. It is government run so expect the limitations and benefits that holds. The staff was very friendly and spoke to us a while before it got busier. Together we shared information we knew outside...More

1  Thank santonez
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Cool place to go, lots of information. Very interesting just seeing the place was Poe lived at one point in time. The ranger/security guard was doing all the jobs (cashier, tour guide etc), but it just shows what a small intimate place it is.

Thank Linnea M
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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.
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