"I had walled the monster up within the tomb!"

Described as horrifying, mystifying, and brilliant, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also struggled with bad luck, personal demons and his wife’s illness. In Poe’s humble home, reflect on the human spirit surmounting crushing obstacles, and celebrate Poe’s astonishing creativity.

Image of Edgar Allan Poe with the words

In the Mind of Poe - Friday, October 27

Take a haunting literary tour through Edgar Allan Poe's house on the evening of October 27.

Exterior photo of the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, a three-story brick building.

Location and Hours of Operation

Plan your your visit to the site, and have an enjoyable experience!

Color photo of an unfurnished room with a wall mural depicting a table.

Photos and Multimedia

Find images of Edgar Allan Poe and see photos of his home and the adjoining exhibit area.

Last updated: October 7, 2017

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c/o Independence National Historical Park
143 S. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


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