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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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Neat place - appeals to history buffs as it is A colonial era style house as well. The lack of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Mark R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Interesting literary site

With the abundance of historic sites in Philly, Poe's house tends to get overlooked, even though it... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Zach F
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The simple home where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote. Among other stories, Poe wrote The Tell-Tale Heart here.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black cat” (17 reviews)
“reading room” (15 reviews)
“short video” (11 reviews)
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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 22 August 2017 via mobile

Neat place - appeals to history buffs as it is A colonial era style house as well. The lack of discussion or displays of the " black cat" actually makes you want to research it more. Sit in the reading room and pick up a...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 7 August 2017

With the abundance of historic sites in Philly, Poe's house tends to get overlooked, even though it is a NPS site. Hours are rather limited, so check before you come. Literary buffs will enjoy the site; exhibits discuss Poe's life and the house tour is...More

1  Thank Zach F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Visited with my husband and 2 teens. My daughter is a huge Poe fan so this was for her. It is a small museum and doesn't take a lot of time to go through. We did watch the 10 min film at th start which...More

Thank drbaker1994
Reviewed 31 July 2017

For fans of Edgar Allan Poe mostly, information is well presented. It's a little off the beaten path from the other sights in Philadelphia but is easily accessible by SEPTA bus #47. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank Renato M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a must-visit if you are familiar with Poe's stories. I'd strongly recommend a guided tour that takes about 45 minutes. Otherwise you are just viewing a few empty rooms. The tour guide really brought it to life, he was very knowledgable and...More

Thank Eva J
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I've been trying to get my 11 year old to do the Junior Ranger program for years and this was the first time he finally decided to do it! He loved it and now has an interest in Poe writings! You don't need much time...More

Thank Goophygirl
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A must-see for Poe fans. the staff was friendly, the gift shop was well=stocked, and the whole site can be seen is less than 1 hour. Be sure to bring your National Park Passport to collect the stamp here.

Thank courtrightkj
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Even though Poe lived here a short time, this is the only house dedicated to the memory of one of America's great authors. There's not much to the museum. Do go expecting to see Poe's belongings. There's an informative film, a few displays about his...More

Thank az_rosie
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Good quick stop for kids who are into doing junior ranger programs. This is a house that Poe lived in for about 1 year.

Thank thisis99
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a house that Poe lived in with his wife and her mother for about a year. It's a little run down, but with the Park Services in the US not getting the funding they need, I suppose that is to be expected. I...More

Thank VLKenyon
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Larry R
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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.