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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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Good for Halloween or all year round

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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English first
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Katy, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Saw this on the Military Duck Tour, I love Poe so this was an awesome surprise! Take the tour, there is much more to see.

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Toronto, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our 3rd stop during our Poe visit to Baltimore. We were able to find parking on the street within a block of Westminster. Have read some reviews about visitors finding the gates locked. We arrived at noon on Saturday and while most of the gates were closed and locked the one nearest Poe's grave was open and we were able... More 

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Humboldt, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Poe's Grave is the attraction, but there are several interesting graves here if you take the time to read. Very well laid out and extremely interesting.

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Address: Westminster Cemetery on the southeast corner of Fayette and Greene sts., Baltimore, MD
Phone Number: 410-706-2072
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore

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