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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 #47 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
Description: Burial site of the famous author.
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Destin, Florida
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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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Paducah, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was super excited to get to visit Poe's grave and it was even better than I had imagined! The graveyard is beautiful! I would definitely recommended this excursion!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I graduated college with my bachelors in english, so when I decided to come to Baltimore this was the #1 place I wanted to see. We did have a hard time finding it, and it is certainly out of the way of the main tourist areas. Also, our navigation was not leading us there and kept taking us down a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As a history and literature buff I decided to stop here while on a family trip to Baltimore. Not only was it wonderful, and inspiring to see the grave and memorial of Edgar Allan Poe, but I was pleasantly surprised by the number of historic graves of generals and war heroes. The tombs were very different from other cemeteries I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited Edgar Allen Poe’s grave at the Westminster Burying Ground. The original headstone is in the back of the cemetery and there is no indicator to send you back there. The large memorial is in the front of the church and is view-able from the street. There were some notes and other artifacts people have left there. There is... More

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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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