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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
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Ranked #94 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Poe House is small, so its limited hours won't keep you from being able to see all of it. The house is three stories high, and where there are... more »
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Lost River, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My sister and I based our whole road trip of author homes around seeing this house. How have we never seen it before?? It's an English Geek must. Judging from recent articles and website updates, the house appears to have changed hands in the last year or so. The woman at the front door was friendly, and was certain to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
39 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I am such a huge fan that nothing Poe related will disappoint me but my word this is a small building, and in a very scary neighbourhood. Not wheelchair friendly either but hey....it's Poe's house and museum :)

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Naples, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Finally found the house, which like the cemetery was nondescript and lacked good signs directing folks to it. Due to renovations, (although none were apparent from the exterior) it was closed, so we could only look at it from the street while sitting in the car, as the neighborhood is quite bad. I was disappointed that the home of one... More

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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274 reviews 274 reviews
124 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Grab a copy of "The Raven" and head to the Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore, where Poe lived from 1833 to 1835, and where he is believed to have written a number of short stories and poems, including the poem "To Elizabeth" and "The Tales from the Folio Club." The house is very small and three stories with very... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Although the house is quite small, it is packed with information about Poe and his life. The staff are very knowledgable and friendly and their enthusiasm for Poe is contagious. We went on the 205th anniversary of Poe's birth, so all entrance fees were waived. We made a small donation to support their efforts. There are steep, narrow stairways intended... More

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

So I was staying in Baltimore on business and had some downtime. I thought, "Hey, let me walk down to the Poe museum, it's only a few blocks away." As a walked, the area became more and more degraded and ghetto. I finally got to the museum after dodging multiple homeless asking for money. The house was literally a broken... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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329 reviews 329 reviews
258 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

As previously stated, the house is very small, and there isn't really a whole lot in there. Though, there is some nice signage telling you about Poe's life in Baltimore. If it were just the house, I'd give it a 3. But, it gets a 4 for its enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Since it is so small, only 10 people... More

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Baltimore, MD
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is an interesting visit. The house is extremely small; a staff member stands at the door and monitors the number of people allowed inside, so as visitors exit, they let more people in. There are some artifacts from Poe's family. Mostly though, it is exhibits on his life while in Baltimore. I still found it interesting to imagine an... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was lucky enough to catch this museum on day it was open. You can really see the dedication and passion the volunteers have for maintaining this historic site. It is a gem in a very downtrodden neighborhood. Check the website for hours of operation.

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Dartmouth, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This house / museum was not open when I finally got there ( had to walk a long long way through some not very desirable neighbourhoods). There wasn't a sign informing me of its hours or anything . It was very very strange.

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