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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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Illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other artifacts surrounding the life of this great American author, the father of the psychological horror story, are housed in a series of buildings, including Richmond's oldest.
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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an hour touring this museum. In the process we learned a great deal about Poe, his unhappy life, and his writing The museum is well organized and contains an eclectic collection of artifacts. Kionna, the office staff person on duty, was welcoming and...More

Thank judithDymond
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed exploring the home, buildings and courtyard. The various signs were easy to follow around the property and learn a lot about Edgar Allan Poe and the people in his brief life. Staff was very welcoming as we arrived and as meandered through...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has some nice items and some sample writings. The place is a little dusty and dirty and they are doing construction but for the most part it was nice to see some of Poes writings. I recommend it because I love his workand...More

Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a splendid museum - well laid-out, informative descriptive signs, self-guided bliss. It's situated in a run-down, but gradually up and coming, part of town - the delightfully named Shockoe Bottom, an Algonquian indian name. Visiting from England, where we're spoilt for museums, it would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always a good thing to learn a little more about Edgar Allan Poe. The house and other buildings were interesting and informative. It's a self guided tour that allow one to spend as much time as needed. It's a bit of a walk down...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great stopover on the way down south from the NYC area, not too far off of 95. If you are a Poe enthusiast or are just familiar with his greatest hits (Quoth the raven....nevermore!) it is worth the effort. There are two cats that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully laid out, hidden from the street, a series of houses surround a lovely garden. Plenty of Poe memorabilia was on display, we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Yvette C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just what you would expect! Edgar Allan Poe's life and writings are both just kind of creepy. Sad, tragic-weird! You will not be disappointed in this small, interesting museum. Several personal items of Poe that you are close enough to almost touch! One of the...More

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a rainy day and needed something to do. Was interesting to learn more about this guy, considering I didn't know much prior and his works are so famous. A lot of artifacts from his childhood home including his bed, trinkets, lockets, a lock of...More

Thank Karly K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early for parking spot. Self guided tour. Pictures only allowed in gift shop and outside. Grab a bag of the special coffee. And get your house stamp for those of you who get stamps at parks and historic sites. Take your time upstairs.

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Response from Migdia C | Reviewed this property |
The Edgar Alan Poe museum is in the Blue Star program so members of the military and their families get in for free. Thank you. Worth seeing.
Gennaro P
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Jo L | Reviewed this property |
I think military gets in for free
March 25, 2018|
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Response from patten923 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure why? No constucuton when we were there. It is a quick visit. Doesn’t take long to see