"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."

Black and white photo of Edgar Poe with an artistic rendering of a skull covering the face.

Edgar Allan Poe Arts Festival

Enjoy a fun (and sometimes spooky) evening celebrating America's foremost master of the macabre.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305
This phone number rings up the Independence Visitor Center, open 7 days a week. To phone the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site directly, call 215-597-8780, Friday through Sunday from 9am to 12noon, and 1pm to 5pm.

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