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1897 Poe House

206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
+1 910-486-1330
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Great Little Tour

When I arrived at the Museum of Cape Fear, I was informed that a tour of the Poe house was about to... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Lake Peekskill, NY
Great for History Buffs

This is a great place to visit. The Cape Fear Museum, 1897 Poe House and Arsenal Park are beside... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Teresa S
Concord, North Carolina
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206 Bradford Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5404
+1 910-486-1330
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

When I arrived at the Museum of Cape Fear, I was informed that a tour of the Poe house was about to start. Since it was the last tour of the day, I decided to go for it. Wow, what a good decision. Our tour...More

1  Thank teachernthehood
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a great place to visit. The Cape Fear Museum, 1897 Poe House and Arsenal Park are beside each other. The museum is small. It takes about an hour to tour. Then, visitors can take a 45 minute guided tour of the Poe House....More

1  Thank Teresa S
Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

From the history buffs at the Museum of the Cape Fear, thank you for visiting and give us a good review. We hope you will come back to see us.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's a great place to relive local history. Furnishings and stories make it real for those who lived before our time.

Thank NCtravelertoDC
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed after making the boring walk through industrial downtown to find that we couldn't just do a self guided walk through the house. Im sure they state that somewhere on the website, but I never saw it when I was doing my research....More

1  Thank zdp
Museum of the C, Curator of Education at 1897 Poe House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hi, Thank you for visiting the museum complex. I am sorry you didn't get to tour the 1897 Poe House. In 2011 our staff was cut by half by the North Carolina General Assembly. We are running a 7-acre complex with 5 staff and a...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great museum telling the history of North Carolina as well as a tour of the Poe House. The museum has some hands-on exhibits for children. The tour was extremely informative and our guide was highly knowledgeable. We took two children ages 8 and 10 and...More

1  Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The reason I said walk among history you actually get to walk in the house and around the furniture. No ropes no bars. You can see upstairs and downstairs. Our guide Meghan, was awesome. She was articulate, funny and informative. We loved it so much....More

Thank Pastasims
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The museum was fascinating with replicas and artifacts. The design was perfect to keep it interesting and be accurate. I loved the tour of the house. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer our endless questions. Thank you for such a great...More

1  Thank Janet102
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were there for opening time, and took a tour offered by the museum right next door. Our local friend, enjoyed speaking with the gardening people preparing the house gardens for the fall. It has wonderful history and feel about it. You have to see...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly this is not the house of famed poet Edgar Alan Poe. Once I got past that, I realized it was a perfectly preserved Victorian Home typical to North Carolina at the turn of the 1900s. The guide was very knowledgeable about the family, the...More

2  Thank AndreeC_11
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The 1897 Poe House has been well restored and includes a large number of the original furnishings and accouterments. The architecture is superb and the wood work finely crafted. Well worth the stop when visiting Fayetteville, especially for the history buff.

1  Thank Fred M
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is this edgar allen poe's house?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Rachael M | Reviewed this property |
It is not THE Edgar Allen Poe's house.
Is this attraction handicapped accessible?
7 March 2016|
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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.
Hello, this may seem like a strange question, but I was wondering if your tour guide mentioned anything about the property and/or home being haunted? Thanks so much! MS
8 October 2015|
Response from Trishdolce |
There was no mention of the house being haunted.