- Historic Sites
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe still thrills readers today. Visitors to his home in Pennsylvania can understand why, with exhibits dedicated to his interesting life and influential work.