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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
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Small Group Walking Tour of Greenwich Village
Ranked #12 of 67 things to do in Bronx
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I liked being able to see where the man actually lived and wrote. It was strange to see this little white farmhouse tucked in with all these huge buildings all around it. The gentleman showing it to us was very informative and even told us a few things that we had never heard before about Poe. I'm glad we went.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Edgar Allan Poe was a theme for this visit to NYC, and a trip up to the Bronx for this lovely house was worth the subway ride. It's a small house where Poe lived with his wife, Virginia, who died here, as did their cat, Katrina. They have the bed she died in as well as his rocking chair and a mirror that belonged to the family. It's been decorated as described by friends and visitors to the place, and there's a marvelous video presentation on Poe's life there. Don't miss this classic piece of literary New York!!

2  Thank StevenLaVigne
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Poe lived in quite a few places, the Bronx is one of them. If you are in the area, stop by. This is not a destination in itself unless you are a fan of the man.The cottage is very small, a sign that Poe was not a rich man. The docents are informative as is the 15 minute film on Poe's life in the Bronx. There are two rooms on the first floor with some original furniture and the bed that his wife passed away in. The film is played in a room on the second floor. Fans of Poe could spend a while in here I guess but we spent a half hour and that includes the fifteen minute film. The annex is used as a park pavilion with bathrooms, not much to do with Poe. You could include this in a visit to the close by Bronx Zoo or Botanical gardens and finish off with a meal on Arthur ave.

2  Thank wocaplel
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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.

3  Thank richardjwaksman
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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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