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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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Address: 1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
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+1 804-648-5523
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Illustrations of the famous poem "The Raven" and numerous other...

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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Interesting for Poe fans and beautiful grounds

Great value at the Poe Museum. The exhibits in the different buildings are quite informative about Poe's life and Poe's influence on culture. The garden is absolutely beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great value at the Poe Museum. The exhibits in the different buildings are quite informative about Poe's life and Poe's influence on culture. The garden is absolutely beautiful and the cats are a treat. Not completely wheel chair accessible. Worth an hour's stroll and a photo op or two.

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is on the smaller side, but is definitely worth a visit! It has such unique artifacts as a lock of Poe's hair, furniture from his childhood home, and first editions of the author's works. There are multiple exhibits in about four different small buildings separated by a beautiful garden. I especially enjoyed seeing the murder mystery exhibit and... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Poe Museum on a Saturday in February, as two of our family members are fans of the author's works. The parking is minimal, but if you can't fit in the small lot which holds about 8 cars, there is on-the-street parking during the weekend. You can take a self-guided tour, or join one of the guided... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about an hour at this charming museum. I rated it a FOUR as a Poe fan. If I wasn't as interested in Poe, it would be a THREE. The location is an old house contemporary to Poe but not an actual house he lived in. It is eay to find and has a parking lot although street parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always loved Poe's work. This was a very neat museum. You never know what's around the next corner of this small, many roomed house. It's a great house for this museum because it's kind of creeky, and musty just like Poe's writing. If he had actually lived here it would have been very fitting for him. What a sad... More 

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Southern NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is really a gem of a little museum. I have a BIG recommendation, though... go for the guided tour. We purchased general admission, but we tagged along with a group that had a guided tour and I'm so glad that we did. Without the tour, you are walking around looking at a bunch of old stuff. With the guide,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This was a great little museum to visit while in Richmond. It's only $6 to get in and you see some terrific memorabilia. They have so much to see in such a small place. It only took about an hour to go through everything with about a dozen other people there. It wouldn't be easy though if you have limited... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

As a resident of Baltimore we were very excited to see the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. It was great, we very much enjoyed the self guided walking tour.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Nice to visit and a must for EAP fans. Loved the black cats running around the garden. Gift shop was overpriced but not unexpected.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

It is not a fancy museum but well worth the time. The tour guide is very knowledgeable. I learned alot and look forward to checking out more movies inspired by Edgar Alan Poe.

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