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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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Burial site of the famous author.

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Worth if if you like Poe memorabilia

Not a lot to see there but it is pretty cool to stand by the grave of a poetry legend. Parking is difficult so take the Charm City Circulator free bus 'green route' to get you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't expecting anything else than a memorial, but this was an entire grave yard with crypts and mossoleums. Poe's grave and memorial were all the way toward re back of the lot, last along the beautiful brick path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its so lovely, you feel the history just walking past the church and when you enter the actual grounds its just awesome. There aren't any "touristy" areas nearby which makes it that much more awesome. And whole you're nearby, make sure you find and visit the poe house while you're there!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot to see there but it is pretty cool to stand by the grave of a poetry legend. Parking is difficult so take the Charm City Circulator free bus 'green route' to get you close to it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is right across from the Baltimore VA Hospital on Greene Street. The church is really good about giving access and you can actually touch the headstone. IF you are in downtown Baltimore, it is worth stopping to see. His house is a few blocks away but the hours to view the house are really limited.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe's headstone is the first one you see as you enter the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground. It is not where he was originally buried, but you can read all about it while you're there. In addition, learn about the history of Baltimore through the other prominent burials including Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War military-men... More 

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Kings Mountain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

While my husband was at the baseball park, I went in search of Mr. Poe's grave site. Traffic was extremely bad in that part of the city so I had to double park and hope a police man did not come along. A lady at our hotel had advised me not to go there by my self as the neighborhood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

After attempting to visit Poe's house but deciding against it because of the location, my family paid our respects to Mr. Poe here. The grave site was fascinating, containing pictures and information to aid the headstones. We walked around the property, visiting other graves hidden around the massive church. It was heartwarming to see locals off the streets coming in... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

In addition to Ed Poe's dual grave sites, there are a number of prominent Baltimore people dating back to the Revolutionary War buried here. I wish we were able to see the catacombs and graves that are under the church.

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Last time I was in Baltimore, I visited Ft McHenry. This time it was Mr. Poe's turn. After seeing a display about his Army service at Fort Monroe, VA, earlier this year, I had to visit his burial space and home. Despite the drizzle, I found the memorial and the background story of how it came to be intriguing. I... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Couldn't drive through Baltimore and not stop to pay respects to Poe. There was an appreciation society present when I arrived, giving a fitting eulogy for the man.

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