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Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: 410-396-7932
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Drive, don't walk to the Edgar Allan Poe House

I accidentally Googled the wrong thing and found myself in front of a housing project called the Poe House, which is not to far from this landmark. The area is an interesting one... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Central Vermont
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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thomasville, NC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I accidentally Googled the wrong thing and found myself in front of a housing project called the Poe House, which is not to far from this landmark. The area is an interesting one, and not one I am familiar with. I felt more comfortable driving, than I would walking through these streets. The house is a bit of an anomaly... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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84 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Poe's house is Baltimore isn't a huge museum, but it gives basic background information about him and his life while in Baltimore. It's just neat to be in "his house". The museum is currently only opens on weekends and there is a small fee of $5. The neighborhood in which the house is located looks a little rough, but at... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The museum is small but theres a good amount to read and look at. The people who work there are very knowledgeable about Poe's life and they even encourage visitors to see other Poe-related sites nearby. I'm happy that the house reopened after being closed and I really hope that it continues to stay open. The museum also includes Poe... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is in the middle of a neighborhood and sort of masked by the fact that the housing development in the neighborhood is called "Poe Homes". The museum is modest in size, but had a nice recap of Poe's life

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I really liked the Poe House & Museum! The people running it are great, truly passionate about what they do. We even had a chance to speak with a gentleman volunteer who is currently writing a book on Poe in Baltimore, and he was able to expound on the facts scattered throughout, which was really neat. I definitely learned a... More 

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Indian Shores, Florida
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270 reviews 270 reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This review is to alert visitors the museum is only open on the weekend or by appointment. We walked to the house from the memorial in town. It's not a bad walk but I would suggest driving. When we arrived it was closed. Poe’s house is in a residential area of Baltimore and probably looks completely different to when he... More 

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