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Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
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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The Raven Returns Home

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The Poe house is a bit tricky to locate amid an early government housing project neighborhood. If you miss it when you drive by, drive around the grassy vacant block and you'll see the contrast of this early 19th century brick home against the larger ones built a century later. The staff is welcoming and informative. Kids may get a... More 

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Birmingham, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

For someone who likes to explore cities on foot, someone should have warned us that this is deep in the middle of a housing project. Once we got there it was mostly empty rooms with plaques on the wall.

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Thank Mark B
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

My sole objective was to go to Baltimore to celebrate the 207th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. He has always been my favorite author and it was an honor and a thrill to visit his home. Inside the home there is a tiny gift shop, but packed with very nice merchandise. Plenty of photo opportunities in and outside of the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The house/museum was closed when we visited perhaps it is off season. There is relatively little parking in the area. Careful, it is sketchy so you may want to book a tour group for you to seee it. Interesting building.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

When I decided to visit Baltimore, Poe's house was my top priority for the trip. I have read many of his poems and short stories both for pleasure and at university. The house and museum exceeded my expectations. The entrance fee is $6 per adult, very reasonable. The house is more or less in its original state allowing you to... More 

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