"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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Black and white photo of Edgar Allan Poe, showing a man with a large forehead, dark hair and mustache, facing the camera.

Field trips

Learn more about the school programs offered at the site. When planning, remember that the site is open Friday through Sunday only.

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