"I had walled the monster up within the tomb!"

Described as horrifying, mystifying, and full of genius, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also struggled with bad luck, personal demons and his wife’s tuberculosis. In Poe’s humble home, reflect on the human spirit surmounting crushing obstacles, and celebrate Poe’s astonishing creativity.


The Poe House

Location and Hours of Operation

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is located at 532 North 7th Street. The site is open Friday-Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM (closed from Noon - 1 PM).

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New Edgar Allan Poe NHS exhibits

Edgar Allan Poe NHS photo exhibits

View our Edgar Allan Poe NHS exhibits and site photos

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Detail of the false chimney illuminated by candlelight in the cellar of the Edgar Allan Poe house.

October Programs, 2015

Check out what the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site has in store this October.

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