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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other artifacts...
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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Poe Museum

Loved the information and artifacts that the museum held. Employees were very informative! Wish the shop would have had larger size shirts (3x-4x).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this place at the behest of our 14 year old daughter, and it did not disappoint. The tour guide was knowledgeable and thorough. The exhibits were interesting, especially a mockup of Richmond as it existed in Poe's time. We learned much about Poe and his life that we had never thought about.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Although not the most comprehensive museum you will ever spend hours scouring, this place is every bit as charming and quirky and atmospheric and surprising in detail as any story written by Himself. The tour is well worth it, lasts under 30 minutes, and includes the sort of anecdotes you love to learn about someone whom you admire or already... More 

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Hanover, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I visited the museum first back in 2013 and adored my time there, Everything from the friendly docents to the charming gift shop was great.... HOWEVER My most recent visit was disappointing. It seems that the quality has gone down substantially since my first visit. The gift shop was barren and filled with junk and looked like a flea market.... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I'm not a huge reader of Edgar Allen Poe, but I still greatly enjoyed this museum and the quick tour by one of the guides. I learned a lot about the Richmond area too, and now I want to read more of his work.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Loved the information and artifacts that the museum held. Employees were very informative! Wish the shop would have had larger size shirts (3x-4x).

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great little museum off of Main Street. The museum is actually several small houses and a courtyard. It is all set up very "Poe" style with plenty of great information. The black cats onsite were very friendly. Makes me want to re-read his works again!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a fun stop for us. We enjoyed seeing Poe's artifacts and learning about his life in Richmond. It is not his actual home, but it is filled with many things that belonged to him. It is a great place to gain insight into his works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Awesome. I would definitely visit again. Very informative and interesting. Lots of photos and memorabilia. Indoors mostly. Perfect for a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As I was driving down the street I immediately knew when I reached the Poe museum. It is a home that is representative of Poe's era. The exhibits were beautifully done. I learned so much, I did not know, about the life and works of Poe. I would recommend this museum to anyone who loves Poe or wants to learn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This museum has some great items that belonged to Poe and his family and even a lock of his hair if I'm not mistaken. Ironically, there were 2 or 3 black cats roaming the property as well. My husband thinks they were neighborhood cats, but I thought maybe they were there for the effect. They were friendly cats.

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Additional Information about Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Address: 1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804 648 5523
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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