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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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This is a spot to visit if you are a Poe fan.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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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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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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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was one final destination.for my stay in Baltimore. All excited as my cousin drove me to cemetery! With camera and crayons in hand walked about one block and to our disappointment, gates were aLL padlocked. What happened to open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. We were there at 9:45. Back to Wisconsin disappointed.....rated low cause we... More 

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Baltimore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After a drive from Northern Baltimore County with out of state family we parked on Fayette St. Just past Greene. Walked up to the cemetery and.......no way! It was padlocked closed. Both gates on the cemetery. What a disappointment. There was another couple, not with our family looking to visit also. Who is in charge here? The upkeep was also... More 

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