Poe Cottage at Fordham

Poe Cottage at Fordham Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849, in The Bronx at Poe Cottage, now located at East Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. In this small 1812 farmhouse, he wrote "The Bells","Annabel Lee" and more.
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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 “Eureka.” Poe spent much of his life moving from place to place in restless search of literary recognition and financial security. In April 1844, he and his wife, Virginia, and mother-in-law, Maria Clemm, moved to New York, where Poe sought the opportunity for international acclaim. But Virginia was ill, and in early summer of 1846 Poe brought her to The Bronx, where he hoped the country air would rescue her failing health. However, in January of 1847, she died of tuberculosis. Poe himself died two years later, under mysterious circumstances, in Baltimore, MD. Administered by The Bronx County Historical Society since 1975, the cottage is restored to its original appearance, with authentic period furnishings. A film presentation and guided tour help bring Poe Cottage to life. Visitors can see the bed in which Virginia died and the rocking chair Poe used. In the kitchen, the dishes on the table appear as if the great author had just stepped out for air.

Virginia Poe wrote her Valentine to Edgar about four months before they moved to Fordham.
02/14/2019

Virginia Poe wrote her Valentine to Edgar about four months before they moved to Fordham.

The Bronx County Historical Society
02/10/2019

The Bronx County Historical Society

A few photos from yesterday’s ‘Devotedly I Love Her’ tours at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage. While taking visitors through the cottage, Education Coordinator Vivian Davis and docent Kimberly Griffin talked about the women in Poe’s life that inspired popular poems like ‘Annabel Lee.’ A great evening!

12/20/2018

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage will be closed for the holidays starting on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and will reopen on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

It's Halloween and we wish you the best."I am blinded with tears while writing this letter — I have no wish to live anot...
10/31/2018

It's Halloween and we wish you the best.

"I am blinded with tears while writing this letter — I have no wish to live another hour. Amid sorrow, and the deepest anxiety your letter reached — and you well know how little I am able to bear up under the pressure of grief. My bitterest enemy would pity me could he now read my heart."
- Poe on the death on his wife

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10/21/2018

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Black cat auditions photographed for Life Magazine, 1961. The auditions were for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror segment “The Black Cat.”

10/17/2018
Edgar Allan Poe and Latino Culture

BCHS Director of Programs Angel Hernandez talks about Edgar Allan Poe's legacy for Latin Americans at the Poe International Festival in Baltimore, MD - October 7, 2018.

03/30/2018
BronxNet Community Television

BronxNet Community Television

Have you ever visited Poe Cottage at Fordham? Learn more about the famous residence on #GetToKnowTheBronx

Seen on the grounds today.  Spring has sprung!
03/28/2018

Seen on the grounds today. Spring has sprung!

01/31/2018

Check us out live on NY1 this morning. Stay tuned.....

Happy 209th Birthday to our main man, Edgar Allan Poe.  The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is open until 3pm today, Saturday fr...
01/19/2018

Happy 209th Birthday to our main man, Edgar Allan Poe. The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is open until 3pm today, Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Sunday from 1pm-5pm.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! This holiday season, give the gift of history by helping to fund dynamic programs and histor...
11/27/2017
End of Year Support 2017

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! This holiday season, give the gift of history by helping to fund dynamic programs and historic preservation with the Bronx County Historical Society. There are plenty of ways to participate in Giving Tuesday.

You can donate via PayPal, by writing a check, or even shop through smile.amazon.com!

You can make a difference!
http://bronxhistoricalsociety.org/annualsupport/

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Upcoming Fundraiser Event
09/26/2017
Upcoming Fundraiser Event

Upcoming Fundraiser Event

UPCOMING WALKING TOURNaval Training at Pelham Bay Park Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 11:00 AMThis walking tour explores the environs of the World War I Naval Training Station, now on present day Rodman’s Neck. Since visiting the original site is prohibited to the public, Educator Vivian Davis will gu...

He's not The Black Cat, but he'll do.
09/18/2017

He's not The Black Cat, but he'll do.

08/21/2017
Wisecrack

Wisecrack

Sip on this sweet summary of Edgar Allan Poe's tightest short story

When in Boston...
02/17/2017

When in Boston...

Happy Valentine's Day! Virginia Poe was in the Valentine's spirit as well when she wrote this poem to Edgar Allan. That ...
02/14/2017

Happy Valentine's Day! Virginia Poe was in the Valentine's spirit as well when she wrote this poem to Edgar Allan. That same year, they went to live in that little cottage she speaks of, in Fordham.

Ever with thee I wish to roam --
Dearest my life is thine.
Give me a cottage for my home
And a rich old cypress vine,
Removed from the world with its sin and care
And the tattling of many tongues.
Love alone shall guide us when we are there --
Love shall heal my weakened lungs;
And Oh, the tranquil hours we'll spend,
Never wishing that others may see!
Perfect ease we'll enjoy, without thinking to lend
Outselves to the world and its glee --
Ever peaceful and blissful we'll be.

Saturday February 14. 1846.

Tune in tonight on Channel 13 for a great feature on Poe Cottage.http://www.thirteen.org/programs/nyc-arts/
01/26/2017
NYC-ARTS

Tune in tonight on Channel 13 for a great feature on Poe Cottage.

http://www.thirteen.org/programs/nyc-arts/

NYC-ARTS is the portal through which arts enthusiasts everywhere can access the Tri-State Area's cultural best -- via television presentations, online and mobile components, and social media engagement. NYC-ARTS delivers insightful introductions, on-location features, profiles, news segments, and mo...

We wish the man of mystery himself, Edgar Allan Poe, a very happy 208th birthday! Your contributions to the literary wor...
01/19/2017

We wish the man of mystery himself, Edgar Allan Poe, a very happy 208th birthday! Your contributions to the literary world continue to fascinate generations and we are proud that The Bronx could play a part in your brilliant, tragic, and inspiring life.

12/06/2016

Fox 5 at Poe Cottage. Airs on Christmas Day. Stay tuned...

10/29/2016

From Poe's Porch - Live!

Hanging out at WFUV's Fordham Conversations, talking about Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Poe's legacy in The Bronx, and our u...
10/25/2016

Hanging out at WFUV's Fordham Conversations, talking about Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Poe's legacy in The Bronx, and our upcoming poetry event at the Cottage this Saturday.

Poe Cottage at Fordham
10/21/2016

Poe Cottage at Fordham

Check out this great event happening next Saturday!

Poe Cottage at Fordham
10/21/2016

Poe Cottage at Fordham

Here is an exciting Poe event my friends at the Morris-Jumel Mansion are hosting. Take a look!

PBS at Poe Cottage this beautiful morning.
10/21/2016

PBS at Poe Cottage this beautiful morning.

Address

The Grand Concourse And East Kingsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY
10468

Take the D/B train to Kingsbridge Road Take the 4 train to Kingsbridge Road Take the #1, #2, #9, #22,#28,#34, bus towards Kingsbridge Road and The Grand Concourse Poe Cottage is available for group tours during the weekdays only by reservation. To make a contribution to Poe Cottage, please visit The Poe Page at www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org/ThePoePage

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A recent article published on one of Poe's final poems, El Dorado, which includes a recitation of the poem as well! Poe's poetry was truly written to be recited!