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1897 Poe House

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Interesting Victorian Home-Excellent Tour

Seems like this is off the radar for a lot of travelers, but if you are into old homes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheCovertCritic
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Turn of the 19th century Charm

The Poe House is one of the best preserved old homes in Fayetteville. You gain admission for a... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Ray S
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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The 1897 Poe House is so named because it was built in the year 1897 and it was the home of the Poe family. The deed of the house is in the name of Josephine Montague Poe, originally from Wake County, who married Edgar Allan Poe in 1880. Edgar Allan...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like this is off the radar for a lot of travelers, but if you are into old homes and especially Victorian homes, this one is definitely worth a visit. Park at the Museum and tell the front desk that you would like to tour....More

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and for rating your visit a 5. As you here in many places, “We strive for five.” Your review will help spread the word about the house. We hope you can return for a visit in the future. Thanks...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Poe House is one of the best preserved old homes in Fayetteville. You gain admission for a guided tour from the nearby Museum of Cape Fear.

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your rating and for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We included this a stop on our recent summer road trip as we drove through North Carolina. I'm glad we made a point to schedule in this activity. I specifically use the verb "schedule" because the tour is only available at three specific times on...More

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

To TruckDriverMom, thank you so much for your review. I particularly appreciate the details you included about your visit. Your family's experience is exactly what we strive for each day. Our staff puts quite a bit of TLC into the house, so I know this...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We started our experience here a little backwards I guess... never the less it was amazing. We started outside and walked over the bridge to the park where the archeologists were digging. Very interesting and enjoyed seeing the things that they have been finding at...More

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. It means a lot to all of us at the museum when visitors take time to provide a review. We are so glad you had a worthwhile experience. We appreciate you letting us know what we did well. Hope...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

After visiting the museum, Jeannette? took us us on a tour of the house. She was great! Very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed our time there.

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review and for giving us the highest rating possible. We are very glad to know your visit was "great." Please return again when you can to enjoy more of our hospitality.

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We took a guided tour of this beautiful historic home while in Fayetteville for a weekend. Definitely worth the visit! The tour and accompanying museum is donation only. The house was lovingly restored to its original beauty. The tour was very informative regarding the history...More

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much for this favorable review. We are particularly pleased to know that you feel like you learned a lot; that’s our primary objective. We appreciate you taking the time to write up your experiences. Please come back for a visit when you...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Well kept. Docents are well informed. We learned a lot about this home and family as well as the time period.

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the 1897 Poe House. We very much appreciate knowing you had an educational experience. Please return for a visit when you can.

Reviewed 7 June 2018

We showed up after the normal times for tours, but we we're given a tour, just my son and I. The home is beautifully kept with a lot of the original artifacts.

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for the rating and the review. We appreciate you and your son visiting. We are fortunate to have many pieces of original furnishings that make the tour more meaningful. We hope you’ll return for another visit soon.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

I'd recommend anyone living in this area or in the surrounding region to visit this old home. The architecture is beautiful and depicts this time period very well. I almost enjoyed the entire walk just looking at the different rooms and imagining what life was...More

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Leisa G, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you for recommending us. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back for a visit when you can.

Reviewed 7 May 2018

The staff at the Cape Fear Museum handles the tours. They are very knowledgeable of the family and the restoration of the home. There are many items that belonged to the Poe family there.

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Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for visiting and rating us a 5. We are very glad you enjoyed your tour.

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LEONARDV165
13 January 2017|
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Response from Samuel D |
Not the writer is someone else with same name but still famous around the area
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Response from Ginnynotjenny | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. I don't recall seeing an elevator for the second floor... There may have been wheelchair ramp around the back of the house though to see the first floor.
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There was no mention of the house being haunted.
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