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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Plan Your Visit

Operating Hours Seasons

Open Wednesday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm, Closed New Years', Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is open Friday - Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

Local Partners Information Resources

Independence Visitors Center

Knowing Poe

Poe House (Baltimore, MD)

Poe Cottage (Bronx, NY)

Poe Museum (Richmond, VA)

Getting There


Philadelphia International Airport, eight miles from Center City, is served by all major domestic carriers as well as a gateway for flights from Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The SEPTA Airport Line connects the airport with Center City.


Eastbound, via I-76 (the Schuylkill Expressway) - Exit onto I-676 East (toward "Central Philadelphia) and follow it to the 8th Street exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp proceed straight at the traffic light. Make a left at the second traffic light (this becomes 7th street) and proceed two blocks to Spring Garden Street.

Westbound by car: After crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge - stay in the right hand lane and exit at the traffic light (this becomes 7th Street). Follow 7th Street to Spring Garden Street. From the Walt Whitman Bridge, take I-95 North exit (and follow Northbound instructions below.)

Northbound by car: via I-95 - Exit at "Independence Hall/Historic Area". At bottom of ramp turn left at traffic light onto Delaware Avenue (some sections are named "Columbus Ave.") to Spring Garden Street (about 1.5 miles). Turn left on Spring Garden Street and proceed to 7th Street.

Southbound by car, via I-95 - Use "Independence Hall/Historic Area" exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp turn right onto Callowhill Street. Follow Callowhill to 7th Street. Turn right on 7th and proceed to Spring Garden Street.

Public Transportation

From Independence Visitor Center: (located at 6th and Market Streets) Walk one block west to 7th Street. Take SEPTA bus Route 47 at corner of 7th and Market. Get off at 7th and Spring Garden Street.

From Seventh Street: Take SEPTA bus Route 47. Get off at Green Street (one block above Spring Garden Street)across from Poe House.

SEPTA Market-Frankford Elevated Train (Blue Line): Take Blue Line elevated train to eastbound from 2nd, 5th, or 8th Street stations. Get off at Spring Garden Station. Walk five blocks to Seventh Street.

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