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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
+1 215-597-8780
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Great Park Rangers, Interesting Sites

I fell in love with Poe when I was a teenager which made this site very much worth visiting. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike M
A Must for Any Poe Fan

While one could zip through this empty house in a matter of minutes, the true experience comes when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
+1 215-597-8780
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fell in love with Poe when I was a teenager which made this site very much worth visiting. The Park Ranger was fantastic and we had a great discussion about the critical appraisal of Poe's amazing work. The house itself is not furnished since...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While one could zip through this empty house in a matter of minutes, the true experience comes when you take your time and feel the walls—look out the windows—imagine what it must have been to be Edgar, or Maria Clemm, or Virginia living in this...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make an effort to visit National Park sites in cities that we visit. Poe is my favorite poet, so getting to see his house was amazing! Very nice and helpful rangers work there. Hours are very limited, so make they are open before...More

Thank Garfieldluvr
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Tucked in what is considered the projects of Philly is this historic site. Personally the outside looks a little neglected and is only open on the weekends and closes an hour for lunch from 12-1PM. This tour is informative as you learn the back house...More

Thank h0ylandm
Reviewed 7 March 2017

While you are in the Philadelphia area: this is a must see for all history & poetry enthusiast. Everyone goes to the Liberty Bell & Independence Hall: but this is also worth a trip. As a national historical site: it is ran by the National...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Edgar Allan Poe House is one of the most underrated sights in Philadelphia, likely due to its location off Spring Garden Street. The Tell Tale Heart was written here, and the house may have been the inspiration for The Black Cat. There's also a...More

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The museum is very informative and gets better with a tour of the house. The furniture has all been removed, but this allows you to use your imagination to what it might have looked like. The rooms are small, the stairs are steep and the...More

Thank jediknight101
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wow! So glad we went to see Edgar Allen Poe's house. Watch the movie and listen to all the interesting facts. The basement! I picked up a piece of pebble from the floor that look like it broke off the wall. I feel like there's...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

SEE the short video go to the basement and feel the spirit of the Poe the raven is still alive and the flavor of the house is just a wonderful adventure and worth the time spent....TPP comedy!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Easy to see how Poe wrote such creepy stories. You would too if you lived in this house. There is a short video and then a quick self guided tour. The basement was so creepy I couldn't even go in it. The park rangers were...More

Thank mja1982
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Larry R
Is it within walking distance from the other attractions? I'm thinking of Revolutionary War etc.
28 June 2016|
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
It is about 1 mile from the Liberty Bell, so would be a walkable distance. Check and make sure that it is open before you head over, as they may have limited hours and days.