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Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site

Indoor Free
History Museums, Cultural Museums, Educational, Cultural, Historical
532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA
URL: Edgar Allan Poe National Historical...  Phone: 215-597-8780

Activity Overview

From Friday to Sunday, the Philadelphia home of Edgar Allan Poe can be explored. A Ranger guides visitors through the three-story, brick building where Poe lived with his wife and mother-in-law.

Things to See & Do

Watch an 8-minute, informative film on the life and works of one of America's most provocative, mysterious writers.

Included is a tour of the cellar, which is thought to have inspired one of the settings in Poe's work, The Black Cat, written while he lived in this establishment.

Edgar Allan Poe House Insider Tips

  • Admission is free.
  • The home is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. each Friday through Sunday.

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