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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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“his life” (45 reviews)
“oldest house” (21 reviews)
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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
+1 804-648-5523
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually arrived here just past closing time so did not get a tour, but still enjoyed seeing this home formerly owned by Edgar Allen Poe. Of equal interest, was the courtyard and garden area attached to the home which was quite beautiful. To get...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re a fan of Poe, this is a definite stop. We arrived just as a guided tour had started so we joined in. Our tour guide kept things interesting and was very informative. The grounds itself are small, we spent about an hour here...More

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great little family adventure in the middle of everything in Richmond. Enjoyed our trip there and picked up some more books! :D They have a couple of very sweet cats as well. <3

Thank reddesilets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've read Poe and want to know more about his life and writings, visit this museum. If you're a history buff, and you enjoy hearing about interesting people and the eras they lived in, visit this museum. Even if you've never read Poe, visit...More

Thank HilaireH116
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful museum full of Edgar Allan Poe's personal artifacts and first editions of his famous works. Saw an exhibit on Poe and metal illness. Also learned tidbits about Poe I will use in lit classes I teach.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great musuem! I think it is a must see for anyone who has ever read anything written by Poe. The musuem is organized chronologically and they have some very interesting items. I truly wanted to read about each and every item. Our...More

Thank Melyssa E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I adored this museum! We visited on a chilly, rainy day and somehow that just made it more perfect. If you love Poe, this is a can't miss!

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum was one of the first attractions I visited when I first moved to Richmond 20+ years ago. It's a small house but with the docents there, they can tell you all about the history of Edgar Allen Poe and his...More

1  Thank Harold C
Reviewed 2 November 2017

A definite stop if you're going through Richmond and love Poe. Lovely courtyard garden, and lots of interesting information throughout the place.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This hodgepodge type museum is a kind of museum I love. Rather than hiding away artifacts, this museum tries to put everything it has out in front, and the result is a tiny bit of a look at the sad , chaotic life of an...More

2  Thank T C
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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