• Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe 1848

    Edgar Allan Poe

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Frequently Asked Questions

Was Poe an alcoholic, drug addict and/or insane?

Check out the evidence for yourself in "The Defamation of Poe's Character."

Do we need reservations?
We recommend that schools, classes and/or groups make a reservation prior to their visit. Reservations are required for groups. You do not need to make a reservation for individuals and or families.

Where is Poe buried?

Baltimore, MD

Did he marry his cousin?

Yes

Did You Know?

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While in the Army, Poe received the highest rank that an enlisted man could achieve: Sergeant Major. Normally it would take 20 years to reach the rank of Sergeant Major; Poe received the rank in 19 months.