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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 #48 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Burial site of the famous author.
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Burial site of the famous author.

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Chico, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
139 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Thomasville, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I walked Baltimore alone one day during my three days there, and that's the day I went to this cemetary. I was accosted by a mentally unstable citizen, who asked me if I could find her father's grave, "the one who eats people"...I also saw a rat at the back of the cemetery...in broad daylight. If you do go alone,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I was in Baltimore on business, but knew this was one place I had to get to when I had free time. Poe was required reading when I was in high school and I loved it. Awesome cemetery!

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
73 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

While the draw of this cemetery is Poe's grave & memorial, the whole thing is a little hidden gem. The cemetery is filled with little nooks and corners with some of the most interesting graves, vaults, etc. I've ever seen. There also several famous Marylanders buried here. There are several signs giving information about these folks and neat little stories.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Love the grave site and his house. You learn so much about his life and the church itself.. He was buried twice in that graveyard! and in some instances, they will show you the catacombs and see bones.

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