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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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Nerd visit!

As a librarian and former English teacher I had to visit Poe’s home while in Baltimore. It’s an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
librarianmarn
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Dallas, Texas
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Inspiring Mystery And Imagination

If you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, this a place you must visit. It is small, surprisingly so, but... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Rome M
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Taylors, South Carolina
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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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“his life” (8 reviews)
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203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
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+1 410-462-1763
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a librarian and former English teacher I had to visit Poe’s home while in Baltimore. It’s an interesting site, though only true fans should really go.

Thank librarianmarn
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, this a place you must visit. It is small, surprisingly so, but the thought that this literary genius lived within these walls is inspiring to one's imagination. Oh that these walls could talk, what stories would...More

1  Thank Rome M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We dropped by this by bike on the way to another location. It is slightly off the beaten path, and I am not sure by car what you would do. But the house is fun to walk through - preserved from the days of EA...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This building was so amazing to go to! I am incredibly happy with the entire experience! The spaces can be a little tight so I hope you're not claustrophobic!

Thank Rachele K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It's the type of place that Poe fans will find very cool, but others perhaps not so much. It's definitely very small. There are a few Poe related artifacts and information boards on display, though not a lot. It doesn't take long to visit, but...More

1  Thank Hitchcock_0808
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Don't plan on spending too much time there, because you won't. The house is very small and there is not much to see. However, if you are a fan of Poe, it is worth it to see where he lived, as the admission price is...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you love Poe or just a great literature affectionato, this is a must visit. The ranger and volunteers have a wealth of information and knowledge they are eager to share.

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A cool look at part of the life of Poe. The staff were very kind and informative and the gift shop had neat unique things to purchase.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazing that it is so tiny! The "ranger" on the 2nd floor was full of a ton of information --- VERY informative. The steps are super steep so if you have a stroller, wheelchair, bad knees -- not the best place to visit. We drove...More

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here after we visited his grave and it was ok to combine them, but not really worth a trip on its own. It's in a very shady neighborhood and I was quite uncomfortable walking. I suggest walking down Baltimore Street instead of Fayetteville...More

1  Thank smorgan865
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PKO53
10 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
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
14 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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