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Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial

Westminster Cemetery on the southeast corner of Fayette and Greene sts., Baltimore, MD
410-706-2072
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Ranked #49 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
Description: Burial site of the famous author.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

well it was a very gloomy day on my first visit to Baltimore and i nearly died when my step dad had said would you like to go and visit poe's grave??? eeeeerrrrmmm..yes please. the rain and my family made the visit so much more haunting and emotional for me. i really am a huge poe fan ad its a... More

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Texas
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41 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was the main thing I wanted to see when I visited Baltimore. It's very non-descript. I expected a nicer more cared for cemetery. His original grave is behind the church. I'm glad we walked back there or I would have missed it...no sign directing you there. The area of town is not the best either and the only parking... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

a literary genius, this man is. As i walked through the church graveyard, my anticipation grew and i noticed a certain acceleration in my step, almost to bypass all the other graves in an attempt to find the original grave site of my most beloved literary writer. With this disturbing revelation, i consciously slowed to properly give every soul buried... More

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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

As an English Teacher and someone who focused on American Literature in college, I developed a deep appreciation for Poe's contributions to American and world literature; so, I was somewhat disappointed in his grave site/memorial. Here's a literary figure known throughout the world, in fact he is probably one of the most famous American authors ever to be published, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We parked on the street and walked into the church cemetery. If you like historical sights it's definitely a place to see on your travels. Just a quick run through the plaques with information about the deceased person and we were on our way to the next sight.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Three of us walked on a cool October afternoon. What an incredibly interesting site. The decommissioned church is built right over an existing cemetery, thus preserving the plots. There are numerous signs explaining the location, plots, crypts and historical figures. The center of attention is the tomb of Edgar Allen Poe and all the facts about him. This was well... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I grew up here and as far as I can remember this was the first time I visited this graveyard. It is so well kept. It was a drizzly day when I went so not too many people around. But I stayed and visited every grave. Can't wait to make an appointment to see the graves under the church. Will... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a free site. Well tended and restored. Don't miss the other graves and the place where Poe was buried first. Go all the way back and turn left.

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Orange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The location of POE's grave is across the street from the V.A. Hospital. We visited it around noon on rainy week day and felt totally safe and secure. However, The POE House/Museum is in a low-rent older area that you would want to only visit in the day time; with a partner and not alone. Both the grave and the... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I thought I was going to be traipsing through a graveyard but as our car neared the area and we drove by the destination, Poe's grave could be seen from the street! The grave is easily accessible and situated in a pretty interesting graveyard. My only complaint was that there was no parking so we had to be creative! There... More

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