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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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We visited Edgar Allan Poe’s site as I really like his books. His house is really inspired from his... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Travelling_Choconut
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Great - for the specific enthusiast

Go if you love Poe and you have some background information. It is government run so expect the... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
santonez
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connecticut
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The simple home where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote. Among other stories, Poe wrote The Tell-Tale Heart here.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“reading room” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3502
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Edgar Allan Poe’s site as I really like his books. His house is really inspired from his stories which was really cool. I loved seeing black cats around.

Thank Travelling_Choconut
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Go if you love Poe and you have some background information. It is government run so expect the limitations and benefits that holds. The staff was very friendly and spoke to us a while before it got busier. Together we shared information we knew outside...More

1  Thank santonez
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Cool place to go, lots of information. Very interesting just seeing the place was Poe lived at one point in time. The ranger/security guard was doing all the jobs (cashier, tour guide etc), but it just shows what a small intimate place it is.

Thank Linnea M
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I volunteer at the E.A. Poe National Historic Site almost every weekend for 3-4 hours. This site is only open Friday-Sunday, year round. It is closed for the lunch hour from noon-to-1PM. I have been volunteering there for almost two years. There are two, NPS...More

4  Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Definitely a specific destination. Can't see just happening upon it. Plus limited hours. Enjoyed the visit. Found brief video interesting. Really not much to see in actual space. Walls have been stripped down. No plans for restoration. It's listening to the ranger talk that makes...More

Thank scampi745
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is off the main path of most of Philadelphia's historic attractions. It's an interesting house (his property + a neighbor's dwelling)and the park rangers here are wonderful; warm, affable and knowledgeable about the house, its occupants and history. Can't say enough great things about...More

Thank pookala
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

If you are a fan of Edgar Allen Poe or writers in general this is a cool stop while in Philly. It's interesting to walk through the house and image the stories Poe wrote and where he wrote them. If you go to the Poe...More

Thank SarahKT426
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I suspect a National Historic Site probably should honor their hours of operation. We showed up during their posted hours of operation around 3pm and the door was locked. The door had a sign that said to knock. We knocked, waited, and knocked again. Nada....More

Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is okay if you have the time, but I wouldn't make it the top of your list of "must see" attractions in Philadelphia. The museum is nicely put together, and interesting/informative, but it's definitely off the beaten path....More

1  Thank LenaHull
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten tourist tracks, this site is a former residence of this great American author. Many of his most famous works were authored in Philadelphia. The museum also helps explain his mysterious death in Baltimore [i.e. Election Day fraud.] the reasons for the later...More

Thank George G
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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.
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