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Bronx Historical Sites

Visit Bronx historical sites where important historical events took place which changed the course of history. Explore Bronx history when you visit these buildings and places. If you love historic sites check out this one-stop guide. This is a great list of Bronx NY historical sites.

Poe Cottage

Step Into Literary History!

Visit cottage that was home to famous author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. Located right in the Bronx, this cottage is where Poe composed some of his most famous poems including Annabell Lee, and where he spent the last years of his life. Having now been restored as a museum, the cottage is decorated in authentic period style with several of the original furnishings of Poe and his wife.


Admission to the cottage is $5 per adult visitor. When you visit this Bronx historic site you can view a short film presentation on Poe and his tragic life and death, and receive have a guided tour of the small cottage where, among other things, you will see the bed in which Poe's beloved wife Virginia spent her last moments. The Poe Cottage is open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Woodlawn Cemetery

Walk Among Great Individuals from History

If you are looking for top historic places to visit in the Bronx, Woodlawn should surely be on your list. A National Historic Landmark and garden cemetery, this quiet place of rest is filled with gorgeous monuments, flourishing trees and impressive sculptures. 150 years old, this cemetery is the final resting place of over 300,000 individuals.


Woodlawn is home to great people remembered through the passing of the ages, and others who are remembered only by their name carved in stone. When you visit you can find the graves of such famous artists, writers, leaders and philanthropists as Irving Berlin, Duke Elligton, Joseph Pulitzer, Herman Melville, Fiorelo LaGuardia and Augustus Julliard. Visitors can take guided tours or wander on their own to appreciate the natural beauty of the cemetery or to look for the graves and memorials of famous individuals. The grounds are open seven days a week from 8:30am to 5:00pm.