The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Photo Credit: Julia Ciravolo

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

2640 Grand Concourse

www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org/poe-cottage

Open Thursday and Friday 10:00AM - 3:00PM; Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM


Best known for his poetry and short stories, American writer/editor and (harsh) literary critic Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life in the Bronx (1846 - 1849), residing in a small wooden farmhouse, now known as The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage. Back then, the area was a bucolic paradise of rolling hills and the babbling Bronx River; Poe's home had a view of the Long Island shores. The author penned many of his most famous works there, including: "Annabel Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado."

The little home has since been restored to its original appearance and decorated with authentic period furnishings by The Bronx County Historical Society, and sits at the intersection of Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, children, and seniors.

 

When you're planning a trip to New York City, plan on seeing all of the Big Apple, not just Manhattan. We suggest a trip to the Bronx--home of the Bronx Zoo, Arthur Avenue, and Yankee Stadium. This borough offers so much to do and see that you could plan an entire week's vacation around sightseeing in the one-and-only "Boogie Down." Set aside some time to check out five things to do in the Bronx, here!


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