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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

History Museum and Museum · West Bronx
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Thu–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
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Yes (incl. Visa)

Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children, students, and seniors


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    City of New York
    "his masterpieces “Annabel Lee” and “The Bells."(3 Tips)
    Lucy A.
    "... little ones to the Poe Visitor's Center in Poe Park for fun story time..."(2 Tips)
    City of New York
    "its original location across the street"(2 Tips)
    Time Out New York
    "Mysterious artifacts were found in the wall of a room"(2 Tips)
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  • 6sqft

    This modest structure is where the famed poet spent the remaining years of his life, deciding on the tranquil spot in 1844 in the hope that it would cure his wife’s tuberculosis Read more

    6sqft · September 24, 2014
  • Harlem A.

    In the middle of Grand Concourse and looking SO out of place is the cottage that could use a level to keep it from sinking. Bring the "bux" as the admission is non negotiable. There are hourly tours.

    Harlem Ambassador · August 14, 2014
  • Al Eugene N.

    South of the Cottage, across the street on Kingsbridge Rd. (about a block away) is a plaque commemorating the original location. It is on one of the brick buildings that face west.

    Al Eugene Naclerio · November 13, 2013
  • NYC Parks

    It might not be your vision of Wayne Manor, but the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is Batman’s real birthplace. His creators thought up the caped crusader while sitting on a bench outside the cottage.

    NYC Parks · October 9, 2013
  • Time Out New York

    Mysterious artifacts were found in the wall of a room where Poe’s young wife, Virginia, slept, and visitors can view the bed frame that she died on. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 28, 2013
  • City of New York

    The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage house is now a museum operated by the Bronx County Historical Society and was landmarked in 1966.

    City of New York · March 11, 2013
  • City of New York

    Poe lived in the house from 1846 to 1846, when it was part of the village of Fordham, and during this time wrote his masterpieces “Annabel Lee” and “The Bells.”

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
  • City of New York

    Did you know? The cottage was built in 1812, and moved here from its original location across the street in 1913.

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
  • NYC: The Official Guide

    Poe spent the last years of his life here, from 1846 to 1849, where he wrote many of his most enduring poetical works, including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells” and “Eureka.”

    NYC: The Official Guide · December 26, 2012
  • JC E.

    It's a shack and if you don't look quick enough you might miss it. It's right off the Grand Concourse between the E190s heading down toward Fordham Rd area

    JC Earle · December 25, 2012
  • Wendy L.

    Beautiful place to hang out !

    Wendy Leal · August 8, 2012
  • Lucy A.

    Bring your little ones to the Poe Visitor's Center in Poe Park for fun story time sessions, Tuesdays 10:00am-10:30am

    Lucy Aponte · May 27, 2012

    The father of modern mystery and the macabre spent some of his final years in the Bronx, and wrote several well-known works in this cottage, including the poems "Annabel Lee" and "The Bells”.

    HISTORY · March 29, 2010
  • Cristo L.

    Maestro de maestros gracias a ti en Kryle la mascara de la muerte roja camina

    Cristo Leon · January 8, 2013

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