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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Poe Park Grand Concourse at Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
+1 718-881-8900
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (4 reviews)
“minute film” (3 reviews)
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Poe Park Grand Concourse at Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
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+1 718-881-8900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a pilgrimage site for any Poe fan! his last homestead--where he lost the love of his life/wife; the place where he purportedly wrote The Raven, The Bells, Annabelle Lee, et al. simplistic in its nature, and its presentation. it houses only a gilt mirror and...More

Thank the7thmule
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved visiting this cottage in the Bronx. It was easy to get to via subway from Manhattan. As other reviews have stated, it's a short tour because it's a small house, so best to plan around a full day in the Bronx (there's a...More

Thank HeatherAZ_10
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Poe is one of the the greatest if not the greatest literary master and many don't know he struggled financially during his life. Any fan needs to see this historical treasure-thank God we have something tangible to remember his life and not just his writing...More

4  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a great place to visit if you're a fan of Poe - the cottage is tiny and atmospheric, and gives you a little insight into the life and death of this great artist. The tour guide is excellent - he tells a the story...More

1  Thank OlgaM924
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very important historically. Poe wrote some of his famous works here including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells” and “The Cask of Amontillado." We took the subway and then walked. Did not feel safe at all. Do not recommend.

1  Thank J M
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Guided tour of this small home was excellent and intimate -- just my group of three people. Do this in addition to the Bronx zoo or Bronx Botanical Gardens. It's the only house of its type left in the Bronx. You can take the tour...More

1  Thank lori z
Reviewed 18 November 2016

So surprising tot walk by and see this little sliver of literary history in the middle of a shopping district.

1  Thank holly c
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This small country cottage was Poe's last home before he died. The house is unique. It's the only place where you can see life as it was lived in the mid-19th century

1  Thank Adventure Diva
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This attraction won't take up most of your morning. There isn't much to see and not very interesting. Less than 30 min to complete the whole thing. Unless an extremely fanatic fan of Poe I wouldn't bother.

1  Thank Paugh S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a very authentic piece of Poe history, being the home he wrote some of his classic works in and the home where his wife Virginia died. It is a small house, as Poe didn't have much money. The tour guide was excellent -...More

1  Thank KDAA
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TimeTraveler0530
I can't seem to find days of operation info on this. Is it seasonal (like in Baltimore, MD)?
29 March 2016|
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Response from JenJens69 | Reviewed this property |
it's open the weekends only - Sat & Sun until 4pm. the newer building "the Raven" is open M-F... but check online :)
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