- Historic Sites
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Edgar Allan Poe spent his final years in the old village of Fordham, living in this tiny cottage which he and his wife leased for $100 per year.
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.”