"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.

Exterior photo of the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, a three-story brick building.

Location and Hours of Operation

Plan your your visit to the site, and have an enjoyable experience!

A small red-carpeted room with faux marble table, red upholstered chairs and sofa, and red curtains.

Photos and Multimedia

Take a peek into the home where Edgar Allan Poe lived when he published "The Gold-Bug" and "The Spectacles."

A pen with the written words,

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Join Dr. Sandra M. Leonard on Saturday, April 22, as she explores Poe's plagiarism accusations in his "Little Longfellow War."

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

c/o Independence National Historical Park
143 S. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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