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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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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are just driving around Richmond it is very easy to miss out on this little gem. Stop by it!! This small building holds a magnitude of information at such an easy walkthrough pace. It is actually about three buildings and a garden area it making it a lot bigger than it seems in pictures. Even just standing out... More 

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I knew most of what Poe wrote, but was unfamiliar with some of the titles. One very special thing about the museum was the 3-D maps of the area during his years in Richmond. There were stories of his life and family, of his loves, engagements, and marriage. The art works were very interesting including comic book style telling of... More 

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Allentown,PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visited with my teen daughter- we both loved stepping back in time and learning new and interesting things about one of history's great poets. It is a small place and takes only about an hour to tour but it was well worth the stop!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Poe Museum is a must stop for every one. This is a part of our history. Poe influenced our American literature as well as inspired other writers around the world. He didn't only write The Raven which everyone is well aware of, but he wrote about political and local issues as well. He wasn't a drunkard poet who got... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's a great little museum to Poe. He never lived in this house, however. Nevertheless, his spirit is definitely alive and well here in the city where he dwelled for so long. The curators have done a fine job and one gets a good overview of Poe's life, loves, and spectacular personal dramas. If you like Poe, don't miss it.

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Located in Richmond's oldest surviving home in historic Shockoe Bottom, the Poe Museum is really worth a visit. Parking is street or you can find parking lots nearby (I found one near the train station). The nondescript entrance on Main is easy to overlook so keep an eye out for the sign. When you first enter, you are in the... More 

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