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1897 Poe House

206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
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The Poe's home

We showed up after the normal times for tours, but we we're given a tour, just my son and I. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
784kth
Nice visit.

I'd recommend anyone living in this area or in the surrounding region to visit this old home. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
414eugeniab
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The 1897 Poe House is so named because it was built in the year 1897 and it was the home of the Poe family. The deed of the house is in the name of Josephine Montague Poe, originally from Wake County, who married Edgar Allan Poe in 1880. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Fayetteville and, although has the same name as the famous writer of the macabre, was a local businessman. Learn about life in the first decades of the twentieth century and the changes that defined this era by touring the home of an affluent Fayetteville businessman and his family. Tours highlight women's roles, African American history, children's roles, and technological, economic, and social changes in southern North Carolina and the country during this era. The 1897 Poe House grounds are available to rent for special events.
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  • Average8%
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206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up after the normal times for tours, but we we're given a tour, just my son and I. The home is beautifully kept with a lot of the original artifacts.

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the rating and the review. We appreciate you and your son visiting. We are fortunate to have many pieces of original furnishings that make the tour more meaningful. We hope you’ll return for another visit soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd recommend anyone living in this area or in the surrounding region to visit this old home. The architecture is beautiful and depicts this time period very well. I almost enjoyed the entire walk just looking at the different rooms and imagining what life was...More

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending us. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back for a visit when you can.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The staff at the Cape Fear Museum handles the tours. They are very knowledgeable of the family and the restoration of the home. There are many items that belonged to the Poe family there.

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting and rating us a 5. We are very glad you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The Poe House tour was great. The tour guide, Angel, was extremely informed and interactive. The tour was informal and we were allowed to take our time to look the place over. Very impressive Victorian era home with lots of history. I plan to go...More

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for giving us a high rating, and we appreciate your comments too. We look forward to seeing you at Halloween.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Relive local history here. Beautiful 1897 home with originial furnishings. My most favorite part of this adventure was my tour guide Angel. Thank you for your hospitality and making my experience come alive. I felt like i stepped back in time...A must see beautiful house...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful house. My daughter and I went on Sunday and walked around looking and taking in all the history. We did a tour of the house with our guide named Angel. He was the best tour guide. He had so much information on the house...More

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hi Tina, Thank you for your gracious review. We are very pleased that you had an up close walk with history. We strive for each visitor to have such an experience. Thank you for telling others and recommending that our facility is "Definitely a go...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

This home best exhibits how the upper middle class lived in the 1800's, and it is located in the vicinity of former civil war battle grounds and slave market.More

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

You visited the 1897 Poe House, which interprets life in southern NC during the late Victorian/early Edwardian periods. Mr. Poe (not the writer), bought a lot of land that was once part of the grounds of the United States Arsenal in North Carolina. The arsenal...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

This house let you experience how a higher middle class family lived 100 years ago. The tour guide provided valuable information. The way she did this on the morning of the 28th of December was to praise. Enthousiastic, proffessional and full of knowledge. A free...More

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Thank you for your words of praise for the tour guide. Your valuable comments lift morale and helps the tour guides continue to be professional and enthusiastic. Pleases visit again.

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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Took the 11 am tour after a quick stop at the Cape Fear museum. Admission is free and donations are suggested. Tour guide was knowledgeable. House is beautiful and very preserved. Small but fun

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit again. Thank you for the review and giving us a 5 rating.

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Our guides, Lewis and his wife, were fabulous - they are very knowledgeable and have great personalities! They are in the correct jobs! This is a gem to visit!More

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2017

Hello Mary Katherine, Thank you so much for the review and for rating us a 5. Your comments are truly appreciated. We work very deliberately to make sure visitors have the kind of experience you had, which makes your feedback all the more valuable. Thank...More

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LEONARD V
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Samuel D |
Not the writer is someone else with same name but still famous around the area
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lovestoread732
March 7, 2016|
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Response from Ginnynotjenny | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. I don't recall seeing an elevator for the second floor... There may have been wheelchair ramp around the back of the house though to see the first floor.
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Magoo1974
October 8, 2015|
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There was no mention of the house being haunted.
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