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Monday, October 17, 2016

Philadelphia Haunts: Edgar Allen Poe House with Christina 10/16/2016

Yesterday Christina and I ventured to the Edgar Allen Poe House, located on N. Seventh Street in Philadelphia. E.A. Poe lived in Philadelphia for six years and his house in Spring Garden is part of the National Park Service. It was free to tour and the tour was self-guided. This entry will be mostly a picture entry because Christina and I had a blast walking around Edgar Allen Poe's house. The house was empty because after he moved, he left an empty shell. However, there was a parlor that was filled and we loved that room. Christina and I both thought that the house was reminiscent of a scene from a horror movie.

We passed through China Town to get to the E.A. Poe House.

This random monkey in the closet took Christina by surprise, startling her.

Where the monkey was located was Poe's writing room. This image is to show the relationship of the room. I wish Mimi laid next to me while I write...

Poe's work.

Christina is judging Philadelphia from the window of Virginia Clemm's room.

Now I'm judging Philadelphia from Virginia's room.


The machine that read Poe's poems.

If you ever visit Philadelphia, I would totally recommend visiting the Edgar Allen Poe House. However, as the park ranger explained to us, the two weeks leading to Halloween is a very busy time. Plan accordingly during the Halloween season.


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I would love to go on a selfie tour of the creepy Edgar Allan Poe House. The first part of your exploration wasn't very scary but when you went down to the cellar and turned out the lights - WHOA! - I'll bet you could feel a tingle up and down your spine. Visiting the Poe house beats all those hyped-up haunted houses at the theme parks because you got a good fright and an education while you were there.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!

    1. Hi Shady!

      I would recommend the Poe House! You would enjoy it.

      I hope you enjoy the rest of your week as well, dear friend.