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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

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 6 days ago
York, Pennsylvania
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Dimock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poe lived in 5 or 6 places when he lived in Philadelphia, but this is the only one still standing. It is very sparsely furnished, and many rooms are empty, but it's still SO cool to be standing in a room that Poe one sat, ate, or slept in. Also the basement is spectacular; you can totally imagine Poe writing... More 

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Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is the only house where Poe lived that still stands. A must see. As a long time fan, I was delighted. Supposedly, he lived in this house when he wrote The Black Cat among others. You can walk into the rooms, go up and down his stairs and even see his basement. There's a also a short movie that... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The outside is under scaffolding. The interior is empty. The guide, Mr. Campbell really knew his stuff, but it had to impress with such an empty canvas. They are only open three days a week. Parking in non-exsistance. Perhaps this is a sign if government belt tightening. Would be happy to pay an entry fee if they could invest it... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

There are no artifacts, the movie is ancient and played on a tube TV, the guides are weird, and the hours are limited. There is nothing to see here other than empty Roma and the word death scrawled on a wall. He didn't even live here very long! Yawn.

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