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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
Activities: Hiking
Description: Burial site of the famous author.

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Interesting burial ground - poorly maintained.

This cemetery is a slice of peaceful reverence in the middle of a bustling city. Interesting stones representing a venerable who's who of Baltimore history. Which is why I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Central Vermont
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Central Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is a slice of peaceful reverence in the middle of a bustling city. Interesting stones representing a venerable who's who of Baltimore history. Which is why I was so sad to see it in such poor repair. Overgrown and in serious need of landscape TLC. Some trash scattered throughout and stones in dire need of restoration. Come on,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Luck was on my side tonight. We happened upon a tour getting ready to start, and the guide, Jeff Jerome, was kind enough to invite us to join. Jeff is a passionate and knowledgeable guide for whom Poe history is a labor of love. He carefully and lovingly explains not just the history of the site but interesting tidbits about... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Took a cab from Inner Harbor to see the grave sight. Westminster Hall is not open every day so we could not go inside. We toured the graveyard. The grave is decorated with momentos from admirers. We had the can wait for us because the area seemed a bit dicey. Would have been better if the hall had been open.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are a fan of Poe, this is an interesting site. His tombstone is most prominent in this very old cemetery. The best time to visit is either Halloween or around his birthday (January 19). Even if the gates to the cemetery are closed it is easy to see the large tombstone as it is in the corner of... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place is a must see for anyone who love history, literature and of course Mr. Poe. There is a memorial dedicated to him at the entrance but his original resting place can be found at the back of the cemetery amongst other tombstones. I went on a weekday, so there were no other people there. Despite being in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Lovely memorial and gravesite. The entire cemetery is fascinating, filled with interesting gravestones and funerary architecture. Make sure you don't miss the Poe gravestone in the back; the memorial up front isn't the only thing to see. If you follow the brick, then stone, path all the way around the church there is an interesting little section between the two... More 

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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I'll admit that the neighborhood may be a little sketchy depending on what you are used to, however during the daylight hours it is well worth a visit! This cemetary is beautiful and although I definitely came for Poe, there are many other interesting and historically important people buried here as well.

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Located just inside a grand old cemetery, the memorial gravesite (and the original, separate site) are worth visiting--and at least on a Saturday, you will not be the only one at the memorial. The cemetery itself has some unique burial vaults. On both Poe's final grave and his original one, you will find the mythic roses and coins. Take the... More 

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Maryland
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31 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had very little expectations for this attraction based on previous posts, but we actually quite enjoyed this! The graveyard is "home" to many notable people, including the man Fort McHenry is named after and several others. Don't make the mistake of walking inside the gate, seeing the EAP monument and turning around. Walk into the cemetery and explore. You... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The picture for this attraction is really all there is, just this white memorial with EAP written on the side. I expected there to be a bit more, but it literally is just a headstone. It's also in a bad area and there's no easy way to get there unless you have a car. I did a combination of walking... More 

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