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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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Oh Poe!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Fredericksburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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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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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

On a hot day in Richmond, we walked to the Edgar Allen Poe museum, a very intimate experience due to its size and the knowledge of the staff. The admission fee was a moderate $6, with discounts for seniors and students. It's a small venue, but packed with details. You get a great sense of the misery of EAP's life... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a great little museum. This was the one thing I couldn't miss while in Richmond and I'm so glad I went. The museum is small and you don't need a ton of time to go through it, but it's very interesting. There are great artifacts from Poe's personal life as well as an extensive collection of his books. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was surprised to read that this museum houses the largest collection of Poe's works and memorabilia. First thing is no photos are allowed inside the building except in the garden where there is a small bust of Poe. The museum holds one of his beds, writing desks and first version's of many of his works here. They also have... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I took my daughter there as she was a Poe fan. The museum is small but paints a good picture of his life and troubles. I really liked the diorama of Richmond which helped see how the city has grown. The Hollywood posters gave you a good sense of how his work lives on. There is a small shop for... More 

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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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