The small house was Poe's home between 1843 an 1844.
Altogether he lived six years in Philadelphia but only this house exists today. During his time in Philadelphia Poe had his biggest success as Editor and Critic and he published: "The Gold Bug", "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".
Edgar Allan Poe's tumultuous life, haunting poems, and thrilling tales never cease to fascinate readers. More than any other 19th century American author, Edgar Allan Poe's vivid writing thrills students and inspires them to read more. A visit to his Philadelphia home allows students to walk through the rooms that sheltered the author and his family.
Address: 532 North 7th St.
Closed: all holidays.
Admission is Free. Ranger guided tours are limited to 25 people. Reservations are required for schools, groups and organizations.
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is open Wed. - Sun., 9am - 5pm.