The Nevermore Tour: Edgar Allan Poe’s Laurel Hill Connections



Laurel Hill East

Edgar Allan Poe spent his most productive years in Philadelphia, and many have speculated that his tales may have been inspired by the graves and gardens of Laurel Hill. Newly opened when Poe took up residence in the city, the growing necropolis could draw more than 150,000 visitors in one season alone… Surely, Poe could well have been among those curious souls? Unfortunately, we cannot confirm or deny a visit from one of America’s most famous authors but this tour will explore the graves of some of Poe’s friends, associates, and foes from our city.

Tour Guide: Russ Dodge


  • $15/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $13/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $10/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill
  • $7.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • Free/Ages 5 and under

Please note – youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.


This tour departs from Laurel Hill East’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Information on directions and parking and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.