• Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe 1848

    Edgar Allan Poe

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Things To Know Before You Come

Exterior view of the home of Edgar Allan Poe.

Celebrate Poe's astonishing creativity in the home where he published The Gold-Bug and The Spectacles.

National Park Service

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site recently reopened after renovations. The site is open Friday - Sunday, from 9 AM to 5 PM, closed from noon to 1 PM for lunch.

Some of Poe's happiest and most productive years were spent in Philadelphia. Don't miss the opportunity to descend to the basement to see Poe's inspiration for The Black Cat. Explore the exhibits to learn about Poe's life as well as his continued literary influence.

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