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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5523
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Ranked #40 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites
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Powhatan, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This museum is a great stop for anyone wanting to know about one of the greatest writers. It makes it more alluring when you consider the roots of Poe to the Richmond area. After a visit to this museum should be followed up with a visit to St. John's Church in downtown where the voice of the Revolution was heard... More

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London, England
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162 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Edgar Allen Poe lived in a small section of this museum which is easy to find but only has on street parking. The guided tour was very informative, if sometimes long winded but you do get the option of a self guided tour, no difference in cost. The garden is a nice oasis for rest and contemplation

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was the home Poe lived in for awhile as a child. There were about 5 rooms of memorabilia to see of his. I learned new things about him I never knew so that alone was worthwhile. The gift shop was tiny and I was disappointed it didn't even have a Poe bookmark....or a raven....but had a few other authors.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had some time to kill before an air flight so went to this museum. One of the five of us did not want to go, but she ended up liking the museum, so this was good,. The fee to get in was reasonable. $6 at the most and I think between student, AAA, and senior discounts we all got... More

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Proctorville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My family and I were traveling from Ohio to OBX and decided it would be best for the kids to stay in a hotel halfway there. We stopped in Richmond and didn't know what we could do for a few hours before we got back on the road. The hotel suggested the Poe museum. It was only $6 per person... More

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South Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The pieces of his furniture was good with the pieces of history attached adding interest. The museum was a house Poe visited was a bit of a disappointment. The artwork for sale detracted from the historical part, but the part of his literature that could apply to the picture added a bit back. That it didn't cost that much made... More

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Reston, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ok. So if you can get over the fact that Mr. Poe never lived in any of the buildings, this is a fun way to pass an hour and learn a bit for just $6. We toured the four buildings and pretty little garden in a leisurely 45 minutes. Richmond is the place where Poe grew up, living with step... More

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Valdosta, Georgia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've been to the museum a few times. I love the little place. It's got a beautiful garden and the exhibits on Poe's life give you a better understanding of what he went through in his life. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great for literature fanatics, of course. It gives you many details of Poe's life. Because it's inexpensive, I think it'd be a place for anyone to spend an interesting hour. The building itself and its gardens are something to see.

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Arlington, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Its a small museum but a favorite destination for wedding in the garden. The museum is small and dark. One can learn about Poe's life in Richmond and see his works.

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