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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5523
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Ranked #38 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Supposedly the only stone house in Richmond, as well as the oldest building. It is a small attraction, but one that is easily moved through with plenty of artifacts and printed accompanying explanations. I think he only lived here a few years, but it was still moving to stand on the same spot where he lived, see the desk he... More

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Mission, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Found this museum by accident while driving around lost in Richmond. It was great, however, since my son and grandson are huge Poe fans. Already knew much about him, but made this man "real" by being there. Did the self-guided tour, but that was fine, since I got to go at my own pace. I hope they add more to... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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254 reviews 254 reviews
90 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Richmond included the Poe Museum. I don't know what happened, but we didn't get a guided tour and wasn't offered the audio tour. So it become a self guided tour and we perhaps missed out on a lot. Evidently this building is not where he actually lived and a lot of the artifacts were not readable. But... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Most of the items were moved to this home which is the oldest home still standing in Richmond. it was built in the 1700. It is worth the trip to see. They have a few nice exhibits of Poe's items. Just a tidbit about Poe. He was poor, owed money to many people and did some pan handling in his... More

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My English teacher wife had to see, so an afternoon stopover on the way back to NC. Drove right by it but a little GPS help got us there. I like the layout in various buildings but not quite sure why the prohibition on photography. Excellent artifacts and history. VERY nice staff. (HIGHLY recommend the Holocaust Museum across the street,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The guided tour was given by a knowledgeable guide and was very informative. I am a big Poe fan and was very impressed by the information.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The building itself was cool - the self-proclaimed "oldest building in Richmond," which Poe most likely stood in front of as part of the Honor Guard in attendance when Lafayette came to Richmond to visit the family who lived there. The Museum consists of four separate "room"/buildings and an outdoor garden with a collection of mismatched furniture with some relationship... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a must-see, if you're a Poe fan (which I am) or if you're interested in American literature. The admission price is low, the staff is helpful. The displays of photos, letters, books, artifacts are well done. Free parking in the small lot adjacent to the museum. Prices in the gift shop are reasonable.

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Shelburn, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Reasonable admission...a definite plus for the budget-conscious. Very friendly staff. No photography allowed indoors to protect the artifacts. A lovely garden area where photography is permitted incorporates some ideas from Poe's stories. This little museum houses many artifacts that once belonged to Poe and his family. Offers much information on his life and the several tragedies he endured, which no... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'm just now getting around to reviewing this awesome little place. I'm a very big fan of Edgar Allan Poe, so this was a must for me the first time I went to Richmond. It was fantastic! The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. They offered plenty of helpful information and had no issues with carrying a conversation. The museum... More

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