The last residence of Edgar Allan Poe. The last surviving
house of the old Fordham village
The cottage was built ca. 1812 as a modest wood frame
farmhouse, located about thirteen miles from New York
City. It has been refurbished and restored by the Bronx
Historical Society to represent 1840s New York life and
Poe's life at Fordham. Three period rooms, the parlor,
bedroom and kitchen are furnished in that period.
1902, New York City created Poe Park across the street,
bought the cottage in 1913, and moved it to the park.
At the time, it was administered by the Bronx Society
of Arts and Sciences that restored it.
Poe cottage was opened as a museum in 1917 and is administered
by the Bronx Historical Society
Grand Concourse at East Kingsbridge
Bronx NY 10458
10-4; Sunday: 1-5; Monday-Friday. group tours by appointment
$3, seniors, students & children $2
Bronx County Historical Society
3309 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Tel.: 718.881.8900 - Fax: 718.881.4827