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Library of Congress
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is open Friday - Sunday from 9 AM - 5 PM. Our site is closed Monday through Thursday. Please note our maximum number of 25 students per program.
The six years that Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia are considered his most productive. He established his reputation as a literary critic, perfected his gothic tales, such as the "Fall of House of Usher," invented the modern detective story with "Murders in the Rue Morgue," pioneered science fiction stories, and wrote in his favorite literary genre-poetry. The Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site offers two ranger guided education programs.
Reservations must be requested at least two weeks in advance of date requested. Our site is open Friday to Sunday. To make a reservation please email your request to Joanne_Schillizzi@nps.gov with the following information:
Did You Know?
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.