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Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: 410-396-7932
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Famed author Edgar Allan Poe spent three years in Baltimore.

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I woudl write horror if I lived here.

This is the house Poe lived in when he was poor and famous (a bad combination) having sole the raven for $ 10 with his wife dying of TB wrapped in his coat without money for coal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This is the house Poe lived in when he was poor and famous (a bad combination) having sole the raven for $ 10 with his wife dying of TB wrapped in his coat without money for coal to heat the house. The other nice Poe house is in New York. The neighborhood is not nice (the taxi driver insisted on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Poe House is one of my absolute favorite sites in Baltimore. It really takes you back to a different time & gives you a glimpse into Poe's life here. Only problem is I believe the house is only open on weekends. Call to be sure. (410) 462-1763 Make sure you go see his grave too!

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Toronto, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our final stop in Baltimore during our Poe-themed visit. The home itself is not difficult to find and parking was free on the street nearby. The neighborhood as others have mentioned leaves lots to be desired. But that cant be helped and isn't the fault of the staff. It cost us 5 dollars each to go in and the woman... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's closed - there are promises about opening it in various print and internet materials but it is just closed---very sad, considering that this is Poe's city - even the football team is the Ravens! But, it's not open and the area that it is in is dangerous - his house, like his burial area, are now both sketchy parts... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I stop by during the day and there was no visitors there. It located at ghetto area so be cautious around you. There no parking fee and you can park really close to the house. I had to take a quick look and quick pictures because I wasn't comfortable hanging out in the ghetto neighborhoods. It worth to check out... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While in Baltimore for a wedding we decided to take a trip to see the Edgar Allan Poe home. As other people have said it's really in a downtrodden part of town. Lots of litter in the empty lot across the street and some pretty dilapidated buildings around. Unfortunately when we got there on a Sunday afternoon there was a... More 

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Central Vermont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Walked from my hotel (Baltimore Harbor Hotel) to the Edgar Allan Poe house on a Tuesday afternoon and on my way I witnessed drug deals, ghetto fights, sidestepped hypodermic needles, trash and broken glass, and received numerous catcalls from thugs. I'm an adventurous sort (some may say foolhardy) but I admit as a small, reasonably attractive female traveling solo, I... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Be aware that this location is in a "highly questionable" area. The house is not a lot to look at and quite honestly not worth the trip! Maybe check out the gravesite instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife is a literature buff and has been looking forward to this trip for months. Because of her I was also looking forward to it. We came from Northeast, MD and it was very easy to find. Some of the reviews put the neighborhood in a negative light however we thought it was fine. There was no wait but... More 

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Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you want to pay homage to EAP, visit his gravesite, which is about 5 minutes away. This house is in a terrible location, smack dab in the middle of a "bad" neighborhood and the entire surrounding area is unkept. Charge is $5/person just to see the inside of a very small house where he once lived for a few... More 

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Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: 410-396-7932
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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