Poe’s Cottage was where Edgar lived the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849. This small wooden farmhouse, built in 1812, once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. This bucolic setting is where the great writer penned many of his most poetic works, including “Annabel Lee” and “The Bells.”
On November 28, 1776, the same year that 56 Americans signed the Declaration of Independence, well over 200 colonial New Yorkers placed their signature on a “Declaration of Dependence.” These signers were Loyalists, citizens who remained faithful to their sovereign, George III, King of Great Britain. Prominent among those signers was that of Frederick Philipse III, resident of the elegant mansion known as Philipse Manor Hall. The Philipse family lived in complete luxury in their home until they fled the colonies for England. Today, Philipse Manor Hall serves as a museum of history, art and architecture.
Lunch will be on your own, with a choice of many eateries in Poe’s old neighborhood.
Bus departs the Shillington Shopping Center parking lot BEHIND where the Driver’s License Photo Center is located at 7 am, and will return at approximately 7 pm. Transportation is provided by Elite Coach (price does not include bus driver’s tip).