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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 #54 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
Description: Burial site of the famous author.
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Ponce
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just an beautiful place full of history, and a most for fans of Poe. If you go to Baltimore, this is a place you have to go.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having loved Poe since I was young, I wanted to make a stop here. The cemetery is in a sketchy neighborhood, but there is plenty of street parking available. The cemetery is not well cared for, unfortunately. There is some information about Poe at his burial site, and there are some other interesting headstones and graves in the cemetery.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our family was visiting the Inner Harbor when we decided to see Poe's grave. It was a long walk and when we finally found the cemetery, there wasn't much to see. I'm glad we went but it wasn't what I expected.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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