Described as horrifying, mystifying, and full of genius, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also struggled with bad luck, personal demons and his wife’s tuberculosis. In Poe’s humble home, reflect on the human spirit surmounting crushing obstacles, and celebrate Poe’s astonishing creativity. Ask for the Junior Ranger activity booklet at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site. Use your junior detective skills to find clues and learn about the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe. Upon completion, you will receive an official Junior Ranger certificate and badge. Booklets and badges are not available through the mail.