Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Address: 532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Neighborhood: North Philadelphia

Website: https://www.nps.gov/edal/index.htm

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Contact: (215) 965-2305

Description: From 1842 to 1844, this narrow brick town house was home to Edgar Allen Poe, one of America’s most famous writers. Poe authored some of his best-known works, including The Murders in the Rue Morgue and “The Raven” in the house. It was also while living here “that the last vestiges of his prosperity disappeared and that the swift descent into the whirlpool of despair took on an accelerated motion.” Poe left in the spring of 1844 with his ailing wife, mother-in-law, aunt, and $4.50 in his pocket. The property became the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in 1978 and is open to the public.

Resource for Researchers and Educators

Information for Visitors

  • Hours
  • Fri. - Sun: 9am - 5pm
  • Admission
  • Free


  • Changemakers – social reform, racial justice, political movements
  • Arts through the ages – music, art, theater
  • Faith and ideals – religion, philosophy, political ideology

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