The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Recently during my second trip to Philadelphia, I came across an item on a Google map involving Edgar Allan Poe, highlighted as the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site.  I looked at the street view of it and saw a statue of a raven.  I thought it would be a cool place to check out and take some outside pictures.  I was quite surprised when I arrived at the location and discovered that the entire house adjacent to the statue was the actual historic site (it is the last remaining house in which the famous author actually resided before his death in 1849).  I went inside to take a look, and there was a lot of awesome Poe-related stuff to check out.

I’d add more pictures, but I wouldn’t want to spoil the experience for anyone who intends to visit the place.  On a final note, I’d like to recommend 13 films inspired or adapted from the poems and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe:
and as a special mention (I didn’t want to appear biased with the above 13):

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