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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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Small but unique. Hostess very knowledgeable. Inexpensive at $5. Could use more artifacts. If you are in the area it is worth the time. Not worth driving there if you are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Richmond, Illinois

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Bogota, Colombia
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place take you into the history of EAP, the small house is home of the place where he lived in Baltimore, probably the location is not located in an easy place but is history my friend, so it's a must you should go, better if is halloween!!

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went to home and found it was encased with a housing project on both sides, right up to sides, road was torn up, and it was not open, reminds me of Poe's "Cask of Amontillado" Location in Ghetto, which even my Black son in law finds daunting.

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Richmond, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Small but unique. Hostess very knowledgeable. Inexpensive at $5. Could use more artifacts. If you are in the area it is worth the time. Not worth driving there if you are not interested in other Baltimore sites. You only need about 15 minutes.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was one of the weirdest tourist attractions I have ever been to. The house is literally attached to a crumbling housing project and the surrounding area looks like something out of The Wire. Across the street is a weed strewn vacant lot. Turns out when they were going to build the housing project, they were supposed to knock down... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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