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“Interesting for a history or literature buff”

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Go when the attendant can walk you around for a private tour. The history is quite interesting. Combine it with a visit to Arthur Avenue for a full day. There is a 30 minute video on their website you should watch before you visit.

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

There is a guy with an australian accent who serves as a docent and is a wonderful font of information on poe and on local history. Note that this is a small cottage and very quick to go through but does give something of the feel of the poverty that poe lived in immediately prior to his death (and all of his life apparently). There are a few books for sale but oddly no poe volumes and given the neighborhood (poor but not dangerous) no bookstores nearby -- there is a NYPL branch 2 blocks away though. Also note the poe/raven inspired museum next door that has a variety of rotating exhibits and lots of kids activities on their list.

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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Great Renovation of Poe's cottage in the Bronx. It was Poe's last home as well as his wife Virginia's. The cottage is a great example of a poor man's rental cottage. The main level has a welcoming/eating area followed by the parlor and a small bedroom where Virginia died. The upstairs area is primarily a Poe retrospective and Poe fans like myself should attempt the winding narrow and sloping stairs to visit. We were slightly disappointed in the fact that very little had changed with the extensive renovation which took over a year to perform. Be sure not to miss the chair the Poe had sat at in the Parlor as well as the original bed that Virginia had dies in.

Poe Cottage Hours:
Saturdays 10AM-4PM / Sundays 1PM-5PM

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$5 per adult, $3 for students, children and seniors.

1  Thank eminker
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Poe Cottage was the writer's home from 1846 to his death in 1849 at age 40. It is a small cottage built around 1812 that is the only example of such buildings left in The Bronx. The cottage was recently restored, and a new visitor's center was built nearby, also in Poe Park. The cottage is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and is administered by The Bronx County Historical Society. Poe fans will love it.

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

This is one of those small treasures that has watched history unfolding in its surrounding neighborhoods. Its almost as if Poe is a presence there writing some Bronx tales. Worth a visit. Ideal to combine it with a trip to some of the Beautiful Bronx's other sites. There are lots of eateries around, but I haven't visited any. Pizza or a sandwich from home are always good bets.

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