Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, PA

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Described as horrifying, mystifying, and full of genius, Poe's writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also...[more]

Steps descend into the basement of the home where Edgar Allan Poe lived.
The basement at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Visit the basement and see Poe's inspiration for The Black Cat.

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Interior view of the now unfurnished parlor in the Edgar Allan Poe house.
The parlor in the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Edgar Allan Poe lived in this home with his wife Virginia, his mother-in-law Mrs. Clemm, and their cat, Caterina.

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A statue of a raven on a column sits outside the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site.
The Raven statue outside of the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

A statue of a raven sits outside the home of Edgar Allan Poe, author of the poem The Raven.

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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site


532 N. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123


Eastbound, via I-76 - Exit onto I-676 East (toward "Central Philadelphia) and follow it to the 8th Street exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp proceed straight at the traffic light. Make a left at the second traffic light (this becomes 7th street) and proceed two blocks to Spring Garden Street. From New Jersey: After crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge - stay in the right hand lane and exit at the traffic light (this becomes 7th Street). Follow 7th Street to Spring Garden Street. Northbound, via I-95 - Exit at "Independence Hall/Historic Area". At bottom of ramp turn left at traffic light onto Delaware Avenue (some sections are named "Columbus Ave.") to Spring Garden Street (about 1.5 miles). Turn left on Spring Garden Street and proceed to 7th Street. Southbound, via I-95 - Use "Independence Hall/Historic Area" exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp turn right onto Callowhill Street. Follow Callowhill to 7th Street. Turn right on 7th and proceed to Spring Garden Street. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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