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Color illustration showing a silhouette of a monstrous-looking man with a castle in the background.

"This Home of Horror Haunted" Talk

On January 20, join Edward G. Pettit for a talk about Gothic fiction and Poe's horror. A ranger-led tour of Poe's home will follow the talk

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 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: January 20, 2018

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Mailing Address:

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305

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