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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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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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A must see for Poe enthusiasts.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum sits on a quiet street in Baltimore, mostly surrounded by residential apartments. I think that it may be one of those places that you begin to "feel" before it ever even comes into view. This dwelling is one of the homes of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America's greatest writers, spinning tales and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I visited the Poe House on August 3, 2014, and I enjoyed myself. Lisa and the entire staff were terrific. I learned that the house had reopened from a recent article in the Washington Post. It described the neighborhood as "challenged." I have no idea what that means. I will visit again.

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