Edgar Allan Poe House



NileGuide Expert Says:

While Poe only inhabited this house for a short period of time, any fans or literary types will appreciate a visit to the unfurnished house and imagine the surroundings that spurred Poe’s imagination.

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Address:

532 North 7th St
Near Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Neighborhood:

Northern Liberties

Contact:

tel: 215 597 8780
fax: +1 215 597 1901
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Hours:

Wed-Sun 9am-5pm

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Though Edgar Allan Poe only lived in this house for a year or two, his six years in Philadelphia were quite productive, and it might have been here that he wrote "The Tell-Tale Heart" or first thought of the raven about which he would later write. The small house was made a historic landmark in 1980 and has been left unfurnished, as any furniture belonging to Poe and his family has been lost. The house is just a few blocks north and west of the heart of Old City, and a quick trip here will satisfy any tourist with a literary bent.

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