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1897 Poe House

206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
(910) 486-1330
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Fayetteville
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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