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 would draw in hundreds of visitors… 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


  • $17/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $15/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $12/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill
  • $8.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • $1.90/Access Card Holders (can purchase up to 4 tickets) **
  • Free/Ages 5 and under

** Access Card + Valid Photo I.D. must be presented at check-in.

Please note – youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged!


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