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1897 Poe House

206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
(910) 437-2603
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Ranked #6 of 26 Attractions in Fayetteville
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautifully restored home with a very welcoming front porch in the historic district of Haymount, the tour guides did a wonderful job talking about the Poe house and it's history as we walked through saw some interesting antiques,signed in at the Museum first - in the back of the home is Arsenal Park and next to it is the Cape... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Came here for their holloween event this year. The house is restored to the era it belonged to. It is not too big so walking thru the house is fast. My boys was interested in all the furnitures and decorations in the house. The tour guides are all very well informed and friendly. Great for lazy day visit, it is... More

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great artifacts from the early 1900s in a gorgeous, beautifully restored home. Every room is filled with fascinating items. A terrific learning experience ~ my pre-teen son asked a ton of questions and was enthralled with the entire tour, which was led by a very friendly guide. Awesome!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This home has been meticulously restored and you feel as if you are stepping back in time once the door opens and you step across the threshold. Our tour guide was very informative and interacted well with the children. Because this house stayed in the Poe family until the last daughter to inhabit it passed away, there are many family... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Touring the Poe house is like entering a time capsule. The house never changed hands and the Poe family descendants handed it over to a museum, enabling them to provide an amazing glimpse into life at the turn of the twentieth century. Our guide, a summer intern, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and a joy to listen to. The house itself... More

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North Bay, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

What a great find! Wonderful tour, informative guide and it's FREE! Beautifully restored house and you can take pictures. Tours are given on the hour but you must go through to the museum beside first. Do be aware that this is not Edgar Allan Poe the author. We enjoyed every minute.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The 1897 Poe House is a perfect stop for the local adventurer. The tour was quiet and personal since very few people come to visit. The historic house is maintained by a non-profit and most of the tour guides are volunteers. Even though they are young, they have a good knowledge of the house and provide a good look into... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Poe House is truly a hidden treasure in the Fayetteville area. The restoration of the building is top of the line. The tour guide gave the impression that the Poe family had just stepped out for a little while and we welcome guests there. I would recommend Poe House as a destination and not simply a side trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The 1897 Poe House was part of the Museum of The Cape Fear historical complex. The house (no relation to the poet) was wonderfully restored and gave an interesting peek into what life was like back at the turn of the 20th century. The tour guide made the tour especially entertaining.

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136 reviews 136 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The house has been restored to the late 1800s and is marvelous. Full of furniture and artifacts, some actually belonged to the Poes. Tour guide was smart, friendly, and engaging. The period Christmas decorations were beautiful. Tours are usually 3 times per day so be sure to check the times on the website. Note about access: some areas are not... More

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