8. The Raven Statue


A looming raven statue guards the grounds of Edgar Allan Poe’s former North 7th Street home in Philadelphia. Back when Poe lived here with his family, the house was numbered at 234 but it has since been changed to 530.

Poe rented the house from 1842 to 1843 and of his four known houses in Philly, this is the only one left standing. The withering raven is the first thing visitors glimpse before they enter the hallowed halls of Poe’s former home.