Poe House

  • Nolan Park (map)
  • Governors Island
  • United States

Edgar Allan POE's beloved young wife Virginia fell gravely ill in a house identical to the one you are visiting. POE descended into a hallucinatory depression.

Fearing the worst for POE, his friends converged on this house to lift him out of despair by performing his greatest works in song, dance, and unavoidably macabre antics.

POE's visitors include, amongst others, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Baudelaire (Poe's French translator), Balzac, Charlotte Bronte, and...


First 3 Saturdays in September 2015