|Cindy Carmen's Poe Cottage Gallery (May 27, 2006)
There are three rooms downstairs: the kitchen, sitting room, and
Virginia's Mother's Room which later became Virginia's room also the
room where she died. There's an extremely steep and twisted staircase
that was challenging to climb. Upstairs are two rooms: Poe and
Virginia's original bedroom and the room where Poe wrote Annabel Lee,
Eureka, The Bells, and Ulalume!!!
I was so excited to be in Poe's actual house! It
was the highlight of my trip to NYC. If and when I do go back maybe next
spring I will definitely be there when they open and have another nice
long visit!!! I will bring a camcorder that actually works next time!!!
There's a 20-25 minute video that you can watch in Poe and Virginia's
bedroom upstairs. It's a biography probably made in the early 1980, and
features a reading of Annabel Lee. I think you can buy copies of the
video in the gift shop but I don't remember seeing it there and I forgot
to ask about it!! Cindy!