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“Celebrating astonishing creativity”
Described as horrifying, mystifying, and brilliant, Poeâs 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 wifeâs illness. In Poeâs humble home, reflect on the human spirit surmounting crushing obstacles, and celebrate Poeâs astonishing creativity.
This was such a fun little home to explore! There are lots of hands on exhibits for kids and adults to play with. The signage isn't up to NPS' typical standards but I enjoyed learning about Poe.... Read more
I'm not a Poe expert (more of a Lovecraft fan myself), but given the man's literary influence I thought this house a worthy stop. The original house is a self-guided tour where one actually walks... Read more
The beautiful & tragic remains of one of Philadelphia's most prolific writer, may this house allow you a snippet of the sad life of Edgar Allan Poe. After all, not every house is necessarily a... Read more
Edgar Allan Poe House
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