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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
+1 804-648-5523
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“his life” (40 reviews)
“oldest house” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (40 reviews)
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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
+1 804-648-5523
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though Poe didn't live here, many of the items from his childhood as well as many of his writings and furnishings are there. They conduct a reading of a short story in the garden you should go to. Well worth admission.

Thank Myrna W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice exhibit, very informative about his life. Many displays of artifacts of his. also free parking. the pictures of the museum look very small, but pleasantly surprised at the areas behind and next door. also has resident black cats just waiting for affection!!!

Thank 278kentm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've actually visited the museum twice. It's in an old, tiny-roomed house in Richmond, with a fun gift shop at the entrance. You twist around up and down to explore the site, part of which is done in a lovely little contemplative garden between buildings....More

Thank Sandtom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't the BEST Museum that we have visited, in fact the exhibits are pretty tired & dusty. The lady who sold the tickets in the Gift Shop was very nice . The old house & gardens need a little more TLC.

Thank geoffdi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the Edgar Allan Poe Museum accidently during our first trip to Richmond about a year ago. It's a quick self-guided tour through a small complex of buildings near downtown Richmond. Very interesting story of his life and career. He's always associated with...More

Thank lorend515
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was interested in going after having seen a picture of the gardens. It is the oldest house in Richmond, even though Poe never lived there. He lived in the neighborhood. I would recommend arriving when they have guided tours at 11, 1, and 3....More

Thank swimmom1dc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Edgar Allen Poe museum was adorable, smaller for a museum but had lots of his first edition work, his belongings, his letters. It features in each section a part of his life. A childhood / family room, his early years, his masterpieces and even...More

Thank sierrasmith0308
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok let's start by saying all almost all the employees that worked at the Poe museum didn't really know much about the museum, any questions i or another customer had they didn't know . How are we going to learn about Poe and his place...More

1  Thank Stephanie Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was place in Richmond my husband wanted to tour. It is the boyhood home of Edgar Allan Poe. Along the tour you see his bedroom, in the house, then go out to several small buildings that hold different collections of his. You see some...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The museum has on display some artifacts, writings, and even a hair sample from Poe. There are two black cats that roam freely about the grounds of the several small buildings that hold the displays which add to the mystique. I just wish that they...More

Thank cmarkey2004
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Rachel H
26 February 2017|
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Response from oncearoundtwice | Reviewed this property |
At door and reasonable.
3 October 2016|
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Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
FYI - The adjacent free lot is kinda small, and street parking can be challenging to find. Just know that you might find a spot right away, but on a busy day you could be searching a little harder and a little farther. We... More
5 March 2016|
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Response from georgia73 | Reviewed this property |
Adults $6, Seniors/students $5