• 50 Years - A Million Thanks
A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
History See the Sites Interactive Map About the Program Resources
A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis See the Sites Join Thirteen receive a gift
The Bronx River
The New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx Zoo
Arthur Avenue
Fordham University
Poe Cottage
Montefiore Medical Center
Woodlawn Cemetery
The Van Cortlandt House
Wave Hill
The Bartow-Pell Mansion
Orchard Beach
City Island
Yankee Stadium
Loews Paradise Theater
The Point

Edgar Allen Poe Cottage
Photo of the exterior of the Poe Cottage.

Edgar Allan Poe originally moved to New York in 1844, to seek more international recognition, but his wife, Virginia, fell ill and Poe, his wife, and mother-in-law, Maria Clemm, moved to the Bronx to take advantage of the fresh country air. From 1846-1849, Poe lived in a small wooden farmhouse that once had unobstructed views of the Bronx hills to Long Island. Here the acclaimed American writer wrote works such as: "Annabel Lee," "The Bells," and "Eureka." The Bronx County Historical Society, who has maintained the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage since 1975, restored the home to its original appearance. Visitors can schedule a tour of the Poe Cottage and walk through the 19th Century home furnished with authentic furniture, including Poe's wife's deathbed and his rocking chair.

Next