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Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
Phone Number: 410-396-7932
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Famed author Edgar Allan Poe spent three years in Baltimore.

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For lovers of Poe

This amazing little house is open to the public and run by dedicated volunteers. The neighborhood is a little rough but if you want to see the home that Poe lived in while in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Eleni B
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Maryland
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is in a housing project. When we finally found it, there was no way we were getting out of the car. Took a pic and left quickly. I cannot recommend going to this neighborhood .

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Thank Shirley C
NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been dying to visit Poe's home since I fell in love with his works as a child. We walked from our hotel which was right outside the Inner Harbor and it was only about a mile. We were warned about the safety of the neighborhood but I've honestly been in worse areas. I absolutely enjoyed touring the house! The... More 

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Thank Lisa G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of three did a whirlwind tour of Baltimore. One of the few things I insisted upon was visiting Edgar Allan Poe related places, including this house he lived in. It is a gem in a tough-luck area of Baltimore. The house is not far in fact from his gravesite, so one could do both of these things relatively... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Poe house for the first time. The house is small but well preserved. Each room has plenty of signage with information. The staff is also very knowledgeable, you can tell they are fans. They provide you with a list of other “Poe” sites in Baltimore, which was great as well. The facility is ran by a small... More 

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Maryland
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing little house is open to the public and run by dedicated volunteers. The neighborhood is a little rough but if you want to see the home that Poe lived in while in Baltimore this is the real deal. Worth seeing this gem of history.

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1 Thank Eleni B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Great staff who are very helpful. They have a small gift shop, but it is full of amazing treasures. The stairs are steep and small, but worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a great historical stop for Poe fans. Knowledgable staff including a published Poe historian were on sight. It was neat to walk in the foot steps of such a great American writer. Reasonable donation and free parking.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Sad to say I haven't visited the Poe House in Philly, but I did visit his house in Baltimore. An intriguing glimpse into one of America's great fictional innovators. Hey, along with crafting grand horror, Poe created the "detective" novel formal.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

First of all, know that the neighborhood is a little sketchy. We did walk there, and the people who were out and about at 11AM were friendly to us as we passed, but I was a little uncomfortable. That being said, I was very excited about getting to see where Poe lived. It's a cute little house, but it really... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I loved visiting Edgar Allan Poe's house. I deducted one star because I feel the website should warn people that the neighborhood is a bit sketchy. We tried walking there the first time and it is not a place you want to walk through. Driving during the day seems to be OK. I have lived in Los Angeles and visit... More 

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