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1897 Poe House

206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
(910) 437-2603
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Fayetteville
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Traveler Description: This tour is great,  the Poe  House holds a special event which is held in the kitchen, a demonstration is done on the old wood stove. It's nice to... more »
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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128 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Mooresville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Enjoyed our visit to the Poe House. Guide knew a lot about the family and that added so much to the tour. It was made better by being offered free.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I no longer live in the area but I was born and raised in Fayetteville but have only visited this house, as a museum, once. However, I rented from Ms. Poe (lived in 1/2 of the upstairs) from 1977 to 1979. Although Ms. Poe was a spinster she was a kind, lovely woman. My visit to this house was like... More

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WILMINGTON
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We totally enjoyed touring this house....no, it's not THE Poe, but rather a brick makers home. Authentic, well kept and our guide really knew the information. It was free!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Beautiful house. The tour was great. You learned a lot about the Poe family. My husband enjoyed this tour and he doesn't always like this kind of thing. It's free! I didn't see any wheelchair access for the house.

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