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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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Address: 1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804 648 5523
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other...

Illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other artifacts surrounding the life of this great American author, the father of the psychological horror story, are housed in a series of buildings, including Richmond's oldest.

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Very cool museum

In and out in an hour, but lots to see. First though the property has no direct connection to Poe it is the oldest house still standing in Richmond and is worth the visit itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Josiah H
Norfolk VA
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Huntington, West Virginia
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice side stop on a longer trip. It was interesting to see the different rooms, the small store in the front was nice, and the little courtyard area was pretty. For some reason this place really weirded me out, and I didn't enjoy my visit as much as I wanted to. I was alone, and was the... More 

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Richmond, VA
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this museum several times and enjoyed the experience each time. I especially enjoyed the garden.

Thank georgia73
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for the birthday bash events.. and took a walking tour about Poe's last days in Richmond. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I am not sure if I would have liked it as much in any other day.

Thank danistarco
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small venue and helps to perpetuate the memory of Edgar Allan Poe. I was hoping it would be better done, and a little more to it. But it is worth spending the little bit of time it takes to see it. Poe was an interesting figure in his day. My family tells a story of how Poe... More 

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Norfolk VA
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

In and out in an hour, but lots to see. First though the property has no direct connection to Poe it is the oldest house still standing in Richmond and is worth the visit itself. Lots of Poe Artifacts and information on his life and literature.

Thank Josiah H
Jacksonville, Florida
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Our 14 year old daughter is fascinated with Edgar Allan Poe so we made sure stop by the museum on our drive home from DC. It's not a large museum and they tell you up front that Poe did not live there but he did have ties to the house. The museum staff is super nice, answered all our questions,... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lots of Poe items, original and not. Loved the cats and the gift shop. A little pricey. Went 29 December , rainy but I bet the gardens are pretty during the summer! Would like better displays (fix creepy clown). Maybe have rooms dedicated to each of the larger poems, movies. Otherwise, great dedication to an interesting man!

Thank afx2plus5
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My wife and I were exploring Richmond and came across an event about Edgar Allen Poe’s death day. There was a short play about Poe’s funeral. The museum sold beer and wine and let you tour the museum. I will say upfront we are not museum people, but if you are, you might get a kick out of this place.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I truly enjoyed the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and was really looking forward to this trip. I think though it is a one time experience. Although the staff could not have been more helpful, photos were not allowed and much of the information was somewhat sketchy. Naturally some of it was based on gaps in the author's life, but... More 

Thank HoustonNonny
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

With a charming yet haunted feel to this tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, the museum's several buildings salute his upbringing in Richmond, his creativity, and the renown he both enjoyed and suffered during his lifetime. Considered the inventor of the detective fiction story, Poe exerted tremendous influence in the US and abroad even as his own life veered between the... More 

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