The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, was the last home (1846–49) of the brilliant but troubled poet and author, who moved his wife here because he thought the “country air” would be good for her tuberculosis. The house is outfitted as a memorial to the writer, with period furnishings and exhibits on his life and times. Note: The Cottage went through a major renovation in 2010-11 and is now ready to receive visitors once again.