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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
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Ranked #67 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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Owings Mills, Maryland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
73 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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247 reviews 247 reviews
81 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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222 reviews 222 reviews
123 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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172 reviews 172 reviews
26 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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Lost River, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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