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Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial

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Address: Westminster Cemetery on the southeast corner of Fayette and Greene sts., Baltimore, MD
Phone Number: 410-706-2072
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Burial site of the famous author.

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We visited Westminster (where Edgar Allen Poe's grave is located), in Baltimore, on a Saturday night in the heat of the summer. You can pay a small fee and take a tour and hear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Westminster (where Edgar Allen Poe's grave is located), in Baltimore, on a Saturday night in the heat of the summer. You can pay a small fee and take a tour and hear interesting facts about the site. Reservations are required I think. Our guide, Glenn(?), has been there since 1977 and was very nice and knowledgeable. He answered... More 

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although it was fenced in and not accessible, we were able to read the stone of Poe and his mother easily. It was something I felt worthwhile. He had such a tumultuous and sad life, I hope he is at peace now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

"Nevermore" does not pertain to this trip. I would make this trip over and over again. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Edgar Allan Poe and the historical members of society he is buried with is worth taking a walk thru this cemetery. There is a beautiful marble memorial to this great American poet. Make sure this is a... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little history around this site, including 19th century stories around grave robbing, cadaver selling for autopsy practice, and, of course, the great mystery around the Jan. 19 midnight visitor who leaves pennies and a bottle of booze on the grave (which hearkens back to the time when Baltimore schoolkids collected pennies in the 1860s to save Edgar Allan Poe... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our trip to the East Coast and found it to be a great and interesting place to visit. We wanted to check off Poe's grave on our bucket list. However the church and other gravesite's were exceptionally interesting as well. We ended up spending about an hour here checking everything out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cemetery after visiting Poe's home just a few blocks away (I highly recommend visiting his home as well). The monument to Poe is visible from the fence at the street, however, his actual grave is in the back of the museum. It was a very old and beautiful cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The little cemetery in which Edgar Allan Poe is buried is an interesting site to visit for Poe fans and for fans of history. There are other important people from Baltimore, including from the Revolutionary period buried here. Cool place to pay respects and reflect.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this cemetery after going to the Poe House (they are within a mile of each other). It is in a church yard and is a lovely, historic cemetery. Poe's original burial site and newer (they made it more prominent with a big memorial headstone) burial site are both located here. There are also Poe family members here as... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking over there was not all that fun as I felt very out of place. I'd recommend a daytime visit. It was a geocache nearby as well so I could log another find.

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing Edgar Allan Poe's grave is okay. It is a quick look around an old church cemetery and worth stopping by if you are in that area. We recommend seeing his house, then his grave site and then walking over to Lexington Market to grab a bite to eat and seeing a very cool Baltimore market much like Philly's

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