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The Edgar Allan Poe House

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Poe lived in this red brick home with his wife, Virginia, and his mother-in-law, Maria Clemm, for about a year. During that time, he penned The Black Cat, which describes a basement eerily similar to the one here.
Administered by the National Park Service, this was Poe’s residence in 1843 before he moved to New York City. Of his several Philadelphia homes, only this one survives. It serves as a tangible link to Poe at the height of his literary achievements.

reading room
Reading Room

Poe's bedroom
Poe’s bedroom

Drawing of Poe and Catterina at desk
Drawing of Poe and Catterina at desk

Closet in Poe's bedroom
Closet in Poe’s bedroom

Basement of Poe's home
Basement of Poe’s home

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Basement of Poe’s home

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Parlor of Poe’s home

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