Edgar Allan Poe House, Philadelphia

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  • During a visit to Philly we decide to go and visit the home of the great poet. Unfortunately, the info was wrong and we got locked. Located in the suburbs.
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  • 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 readin...  more »
  • 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 sit...  more »
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  • Great staff and cool site even if you are only partly interested in Poe. It's free so nothing to loose. Pair this with a walk to the free library where you can see some original hand written pages of his and 'grip' the taxidermy raven that inspired Poe's famous poem.
  • Amazing your from only the best at the National Park Service. This iconic house is open and accepting guests for group and individual tours, with or without a tour guide. A supreme example of Philadelphia life in the times of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Cool bit of history. Tucked away on Spring Garden. EAP was at his most prolific while living in this house.
  • It is my favorite place to go and think. I like sitting in the little room on the 2ed floor right when you come u the steps. I dint know what the room was for because it's 5 foot by 5 foot we're little window and when I asked the people they said no it's not a closet so I like sitting in there and thinking and doing my road and in there and also I like sitting in the basement it is a great place to go and think! Its like You're in a place of a great man who had such great knowledge. Is a amazing feeling
  • Really run down and shabby. Honestly surprised at the exterior of the building. Recommend taking a pass.

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