Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.

Last House of Edgar Allan Poe

Field review by the editors.

Bronx, New York

Author Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life in a little white farmhouse on what was then the bucolic outskirts of New York City. He brought his sick wife here in 1846 for the healthful country air (It didn't help) and wrote his crazy-person poem, "The Bells." Then he visited Baltimore and died.

The cottage has been an unofficial tourist attraction since the 1870s, and an official museum since 1913. Highlights include a stuffed raven in a glass case, Poe's rocking chair, and his wife's death bed.

Last House of Edgar Allan Poe

2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
In a little park on the east side of Grand Concourse between E. 193rd and E. 194th Sts.
Sa 10-4, Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $5
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