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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
+1 410-462-1763
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Volunteers/Staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic

The site is a very small house made into a museum. There isn't a lot to see, but what is there is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DeeAnnB
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Interesting, very small!

Poe only lived here about 2 years, but Baltimore claims him as their own. The tiny row house was... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Laurie M
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The Edgar Allan Poe House, a National Historic Landmark, IS OPEN EVERY THURSDAY TO SUNDAY (11am to 3:40pm.) Poe's home is in an excellent state of preservation with much of the exterior and interior original fabric from the 1833-1835 period when Edgar lived there with his aunt, grandmother and two cousins. While the house is not furnished, visitors walk on the same floors, stairs and wander within the original plaster walls and woodwork that Edgar experienced when he lived in this house, the very place where he launched his renowned career. (Note: the house is a short walking/driving distance to Poe's grave, and about three miles from where he died, so it is an easy tour to complete on your own in an afternoon.) Exhibits tell the story of Edgar Allan Poe's life and death in Baltimore and significant artifacts such as Edgar's portable writing desk and chair, and a telescope, china and glassware used by Edgar when living with the Allan family in Richmond, Virginia. Changing exhibits and tours are scheduled from time to time. Poe Baltimore is an affiliate of the American Writers Museum. To learn more about our many special events and interesting facts, become a fan on Facebook: Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum / Poe Baltimore. An Important Note to Visitors: There are no restroom facilities in the House and Museum (though we can recommend nearby facilities.) The House is not accessible to handicapped visitors but a video tour will be available on this website and at the Museum. The House is small with tight winding staircases and may not be suitable for all visitors.
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203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site is a very small house made into a museum. There isn't a lot to see, but what is there is interesting and the people are great. I had very interesting and informative conversations with each person there and would definitely suggest fans of...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Poe only lived here about 2 years, but Baltimore claims him as their own. The tiny row house was rescued from demolition in the 30’s when the surrounding housing project was built. Tall people beware-steep staircases and low ceilings! It is an easy walk from...More

Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Like others have said, this is a very rough area of the city. We visited the grave site and wanted to walk to the house. The closer we got to the house, the more uncomfortable I felt. There are some rough areas, so I would...More

1  Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We are in the area for a short time and wanted some quick site seeing things to do. We went here and loved it. It’s a small house but totally worth going to see if you’re a fan of Poe. Great little gift shop and...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Quaint museum in Poe's residence in Baltimore. It makes you realize the struggle Poe went through while creating his works.The staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Really neat Poe-themed gift items too.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

As a librarian and former English teacher I had to visit Poe’s home while in Baltimore. It’s an interesting site, though only true fans should really go.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, this a place you must visit. It is small, surprisingly so, but the thought that this literary genius lived within these walls is inspiring to one's imagination. Oh that these walls could talk, what stories would...More

1  Thank Rome M
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We dropped by this by bike on the way to another location. It is slightly off the beaten path, and I am not sure by car what you would do. But the house is fun to walk through - preserved from the days of EA...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This building was so amazing to go to! I am incredibly happy with the entire experience! The spaces can be a little tight so I hope you're not claustrophobic!

Thank Rachele K
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

It's the type of place that Poe fans will find very cool, but others perhaps not so much. It's definitely very small. There are a few Poe related artifacts and information boards on display, though not a lot. It doesn't take long to visit, but...More

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PKO53
October 10, 2016|
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Response from EdgarAllanPoeHouse | Property representative |
Visitors choose how long they would like to stay. Some travel through the museum quickly-- in ten minutes. Most stay twenty to thirty minutes, though we often have visitors who engage conversations with our docents and... More
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Creeperbait2013
September 23, 2016|
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Response from RM215079 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we walked from the grave site to the house - I don't remember how far it is exactly, it isn't too bad.
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KatherineSpath1
August 14, 2016|
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Response from TimeTraveler0530 |
Hi, Yes there is a full staff always on duty at this home.
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