Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unknown, 1812; Renovations, 1913 & 2011

Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849, in The Bronx at Poe Cottage, now located at Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. A small wooden farmhouse built about 1812, the cottage once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. It was a bucolic setting in which the great writer penned many of his most enduring poetical works, including "Annabel Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado." Administered by The Bronx County Historical Society since 1975, the cottage is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is located in Poe Park in Fordham.

This site is part of the Historic House Trust of NYC, a non-profit organization operating in tandem with the NYC Parks Department that provides essential support for 23 houses of architectural and cultural significance, spanning 350+ years of New York City life.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Guided tours of the cottage, including a 20 min video, will be offered on an ongoing basis throughout both days.

Since the first OHNY Weekend in 2003, this site is one of almost 50 have participated for 10 or more years. When you visit, please thank them for championing an open city! To see a full list of 15th Anniversary sites, click here.

 

Image Credit: Bronx County Historical Society