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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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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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+1 804-648-5523
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting and unique museum that chronologically details the life of Poe through various buildings. Lots of Poe family items and a desk and chair from his time as a working writer. His childhood bed and even a lock of his hair are on display...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderfully detailed depiction of the author's life, career, and tragic and mysterious final days, this charming museum is clearly a labor of love to preserve any and every aspect of the life of one of the greatest authors to ever put imagination to pen...More

Thank worldtraveler19666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum but has items in three small buildings. We learned much about Poe. There are many items of his and also related items. It is very well done. There are a few parking spaces in a side lot but parking is...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent right at an hour here. Interesting information about an author I'm moderately familiar with. Cats are definitely friendly.

Thank Michelle J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn't as big as I would have expected. Really not much to it, but if you are a Poe fan, it is definitely worth a look see. Doesn't take very long either. Lots of information about him that you wouldn't have known perhaps.

Thank Liderien
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, Poe museum that is nominally priced. It isn't that actual house that Poe lived in as it was destroyed in a fire. A great collection of artifacts and a cute little gift shop with some one of a kind items.

Thank dguern1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were blown away by the detail and info on Poes life! So many of his and his family's possessions as well as a small model of Richmond and the buildings that relate to him. He had even been in the building the museum is...More

Thank TraceyandGary
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Everything you want to know about Poe. You only need an hour or less. Not very big. Staff is super friendly and parking is free. Fun to run into the black cats. Eat at the fire house down the road, soooo good! Staff told us...More

Thank Jo L
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Whilst this is only a small museum, it’s very interesting focusing on Poe’s childhood, his personal life, his professional writing and the mystery behind his death. The museum is in three old houses, none of which Poe lived in, they are just historic homes to...More

Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed it. The black cats are super friendly. Fun gift shop. Met the author of “Manhunt” James L Swanson while I was there. Come to learn more about the founding father of the horror/crime/mystery genre.

Thank Jay P
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travelbug19902016
March 25, 2018|
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Response from patten923 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure why? No constucuton when we were there. It is a quick visit. Doesn’t take long to see
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Rachel H
February 25, 2017|
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Response from oncearoundtwice | Reviewed this property |
At door and reasonable.
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October 2, 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
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