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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5523
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Ranked #31 of 82 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other artifacts surrounding the life of...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's of ultimate satisfaction for Poe lovers to hear Poe's fabulous house (at least at that time) cracking, and his miserable life stories. btw. The entrance is kinda hard to find.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My 14 year old son is studying Poe and has found his work to be very interesting and wanted to learn more about him. We had a family trip to Pennsylvania planned and decided to stop in Richmond on the way back to South Carolina so we could visit the museum. It's a small museum, but it gave our son... More 

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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is small and won't take much time to see. That being said, its a great little museum. The garden outside is very pretty when in full bloom. I enjoyed my time visiting here.

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Madison, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

They have several letters and publications in Poe's handwriting and a lot of great artifacts from his lifetime. It was also interesting that this house is the oldest in Richmond.

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100 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've visited the Poe museum/home in Baltimore, and the Poe museum in Philadelphia. This one is BY FAR the best. They have an great collection of artifacts, including his bed, some of his clothing, his desk, a photograph of him that belonged to his first fiancé, and several publications in his own handwriting. Be clear, Poe never lived in this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I are Poe fans. Not huge where we light black candles and recite his works in our Morticia and Gomez attire but we appreciate his ability. The museum is pleasant although it is a bit lacking in grounds. It is essentially a home that has been converted to a showplace for different items from the author's time.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

First of all, I found the museum and the old building itself interesting and I'm glad to have taken it in. They we getting ready to host a wedding which apparently is popular around Halloween. The courtyrad was full of things for the wedding which really detracted from the experience and even one of he minor rooms was closed. The... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

....with a large collection of Poe memorabilia. I learned a few things that I did not know. Could use some facility upgrading. Allow about two hour visit. Some off street parking available. General adult admission is $6.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm not the biggest EAP fan, however after visiting the museum it definitely made me want to do more research on such an interesting man. I highly recommend anyone visiting if you're in the RVA area. The staff has a wealth of knowledge on all things Poe and add to the experience. If you live in the RVA they also... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After living in the Richmond area for 32 years, I finally made it to the Poe Museum on Sunday, October 12, 2014. And after touring the museum, I have to say it will be another 32 years before I feel the need to go again. The museum is a series of small rooms that have various object related to the... More 

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