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

Described as horrifying, mystifying, and brilliant, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also struggled with bad luck, personal demons and his wife’s illness. 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!

Color photo of an unfurnished room with a wall mural depicting a table.

Photos and Multimedia

Find images of Edgar Allan Poe and see photos of his home and the adjoining exhibit area.

Color image of a detail of a bronze bust of Edgar Allan Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe

Learn more about the man behind the pioneering literature.

Last updated: October 30, 2017

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Mailing Address:

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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