by nycgo.com staff , 10/22/2013
Photo: Julienne Schaer
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life—from 1846 to 1849—in what was then the Bronx countryside, in a small cottage overlooking the shores of Long Island. It was there that he penned some of his most lasting verse, including "Annabel Lee" and "The Bells," as well as the metaphysical prose poem "Eureka." The cottage has been restored to its original appearance and is open for weekend public tours.