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1897 Poe House

Address: 206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
Phone Number: (910) 486-1330
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Fayetteville
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Maryland USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a lovely small house and museum. The Poe referred to is not Edgar Allen but still a nice quality museum. If you are looking for a bit of history and culture, drop by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We thought it was the museum of the writer Edgar Allan Poe. But it was the museum of another Poe, who was the businessman. Anyway, we enjoyed the free guided tour Very much and were able to feel the atmosphere of the upper middle class house. It worth going there.

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New Johnsonville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went with my sister and her boyfriend to visit this very nice home.Your tour began at the Cape Fear historical complex just next door.It gives you a history of Fayetteville nc as you wait to tour the house.The house it self has some very beautiful woodwork and you feel as if it's 100 years ago.At times I could feel them... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Poe House was the perfect place to tour on a cold, rainy December afternoon. Docents lead free tours throughout the day and provide information on the Poe family, the house, and the local area. The house and period furniture are beautiful. Reportedly, $70,000 went into the renovations and as a result, the house is a place of beauty. The... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Poe house offers a free guided tour through the entire home, garden and kitchen (separate from the house). They have done a great job keeping it authentic and finding guides who are interested and knowledgeable. The tour is the perfect length but recommend you schedule extra time to check out arsenal park just down the walkway. Plenty of free... More 

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Staley, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a beautiful home this was and our tour guide was excellent! We were traveling to the beach and saw the museum sign in Fayetteville and decided to take the detour to see what it was all about. The museum is small but nicely done and the Poe House sits beside it and is just beautiful. Wood on the floors,... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The tour is free. The people are knowledgeable and the home is absolutely authentic with mostly original furnishings. Finding out all about the last owner, Ms. Lilly was very interesting indeed. I can't believe she sold this to charity for $1. She sounds like a very charitable person.

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North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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