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Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial

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Address: Westminster Cemetery on the southeast corner of Fayette and Greene sts., Baltimore, MD
Phone Number: 410-706-2072
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Burial site of the famous author.

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Great Spot in the Middle of the City

Walked here from Camden Yards in about 20 minutes. It's a nice little cemetary, and interesting to read all the headstones and information about the various families and people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have lived in Baltimore all my life and this was the 1st time I have been to this location. I was amazed at how much history is in that cemetery. The catacombs are truly something to see. The church or hall as it is called today is very nice inside with a beautifully restored grand pipe organ. It only... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After finding a parking space we visited Edgar Allen Poe's burial site, which is in the Presbyterian Grave Yard. Many other old graves including graves of his wife, and grandfather, a Revolutionary War veteran. Was expecting a more interesting location. Did like the various signage giving more information of the various burials. There are also besides Edgar Allen Poe and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Walked here from Camden Yards in about 20 minutes. It's a nice little cemetary, and interesting to read all the headstones and information about the various families and people laid to rest there. Free to stroll through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have visited this graveside over the years. At Halloween, there are more adventurous individuals dressed up and in the spirit of Poe. You should do some research before showing up. Should be a top twenty Baltimore attraction at a minimum. Would rate it in top ten.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Besides the marker for the original grave site and the memorial where he and his family are now buried, there is a lot of history in this cemetery. Be sure to check out the gravity defying marble table and the grave for Samuel Smith, who served in the Army during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. If you... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was a very sort of peaceful place to visit. It was neat to see Poe's grave, buried along with his cousin/wife and her mother. We walked around to all the other graves, and saw Poe's original spot where he was buried. It was really cool to see all the history in that place, where all the people came from... More 

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Asheville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As the saying goes, "he was a Poe boy from a Poe family". Ok, sorry about the corn. But it's a gravesite. You see a tombstone. And two historical panels. After a shapshot and posting your picture on Facebook that you've finally been to Poe's grave, whatcha going to do? Meditate? Hang out?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great piece of Baltimore history & a must stop for any Poe fans. I wonder why the "Poe Toaster" stopped visiting...

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice to see his monument and original grave. Be sure to go around back to see his original grave site and not just the current one at the front corner. This is a small city cemetery like the ones in Boston which are neat even if there were not famous people there. Parking along street for a few coins in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Is it a grave? Is it a monument? Is it a memorial? There are several signs with way too much info about the site, which made it confusing. It's interesting, though.

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