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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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Not worth the money unless you are a true Poe fan

This house is about 4 rooms so this is really not worth the money ($5 for adults) unless you are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Krista C
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Germany
Poe's Home and Museum is never more

So disappointed. Made a special side trip to see this house and museum. As mentioned in several... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
spednewengland
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Surprise, Arizona
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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 2 weeks ago

This house is about 4 rooms so this is really not worth the money ($5 for adults) unless you are a true Poe fan. I would recommend the Poe house in Philadelphia over this one as far as history is concerned.

Thank Krista C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So disappointed. Made a special side trip to see this house and museum. As mentioned in several reviews the neighborhood was pretty awful but I was determined to see this landmark. Horror of horrors the house was closed. I did not get out of the...More

Thank spednewengland
EdgarAllanPoeHouse, Manager at Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We're sorry to have missed your visit, however Poe House is most definitely NOT closed. We are open every Thursday thru Sunday from 11AM to 4PM, and hours are posted on the door. The next time you visit the city, please also feel free...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a literature person, but my wife is. The house itself does not have many original Poe artifacts and non of the exhibits really stood out. What added to it for me was the visit to the nearby cemetery where Poe is buried and...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool little house, I'm glad I visited, I don't know if I would ever go back. There wasn't much to do in the house but I still had fun. The trip there was something else since I didn't think there would be parking. The neighborhood...More

Thank rhh720
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you're a Poe fan, definitely stop in. Just know that it's not in a wonderful neighborhood, and you will be there no more than 30 minutes. The docents were knowledgeable and pleasant. The teensy gift nook was cute--my kids each found something. Poe lived...More

2  Thank twinglezmama
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

There wasn't much to see here. The museum does not really represent Poe very well as much as gives homage to his short time in Baltimore. Yes, he lived in this space briefly, but his significant efforts did not occur here. If you are a...More

Thank KBBQuist
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I visited here on the opening of the restored house a while ago and felt his presence in the house. It is quite small which gives you a taste of what life was like in his day. Visit other sites like the grave yard at...More

1  Thank mwclark12
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I was dragged here by my librarian sister who was visiting from out of town. Interesting to see how people lived in such small places way back when.

Thank homemom777
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Poe house is about a 5 minute drive from the harbour and worth the visit. It really doesn't take long to go through the small house but you'll meet dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who are eager to talk to you about his life and...More

Thank AdventureCoco
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The staff at the Poe's home in Baltimore is simply super nice and friendly. Thanks Trevor for the prescious information! We stopped on our way back from Washington. We appreciate that they do our best in promoting the museum, bringing people from all around the...More

Thank marythankyou
EdgarAllanPoeHouse, Director at Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thanks for helping spread the word about us! We're thrilled you had such a great visit and hope to stay in touch via our Facebook page, and to welcome you back should you visit again in the future. We inspire lots of "Poe-ish" events and...More

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PKO53
What is average length of time spent for visit to Poes home and gravesite and are there guided tours
11 October 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
Hello, My wife, 10 year old son and I will be in Baltimore October 7,8 &9th. I'm putting together an itinerary budget. Are there fees for the Poe House/Museum? Also how far away from the Poe House is the Grave site?
23 September 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
Are there docents available all the time who can talk to you about Poe and his house or do you have to rely on plaques?
15 August 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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