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The Bronx, New York City 

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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage was once the home of the famous American writer Edgar Allan Poe from 1846 until 1849. Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre with stories such as Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Masque of the Red Death. Poe moved to the cottage in 1846, hoping fresh air would cure his wife’s tuberculosis but eventually died in 1847. Poe continued to live in the cottage until 1849, when he moved out and eventually died a few months later in Baltimore. 
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx (New York City)

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage by Zoirusha 

Believed built in 1797, the cottage was initially home to laborers working in the area. It is a small and simple wooden farmhouse located within Poe’s Park. The cottage has been restored to the period Poe once lived and now part of New York City’s Historic Trust House and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can visit Poe’s former home on a guided tour organized by the Bronx County Historical Society. Tour days are on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bedroom in the Poe Cottage, Bronx (New York City)

Bedroom in the Poe Cottage by Midnightdreary

Location: 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, NY 10458

Website: Bronx Historical Society

Tel: 718-881-8900


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