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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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We all liked this museum. It has a AAA discount so be sure to bring your card. There are fun stories and lots of info posted in this gem of a stop. It’s broken up into 3 sections that are connected by a lovely courtyard.
The Edgar Allen Museum is a fantastic little place. At first I was a little worried because of it's size, but they have managed to fit so much information! I felt like I had a pretty good grasp on Poe before going, but still learned...More
This wonderful small museum is in the Old Stone House (Richmond's oldest house) on East Main Street. Visitors can walk among several narrow houses and a charming garden courtyard. Treasures such as Poe's desk, chair, childhood bed, and first editions of some of his works...More
A memorable learning experience, took about 90 minutes. The tour guide was enthusiastic and we were also guided by a couple little cats who live at the museum and whose names refer to Poe's life. So cool.
I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. I wasn’t expecting much but the tour guide (free tours with admission) did a great job of discussing Poe’s life and works. I was really excited to learn so much. The exhibits themselves are not the most exciting...More
I had always wanted to visit this museum, not because of my knowledge of Poe's writings but due to seeing his student room at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I had some spare time on a visit to Richmond so I sought out this...More
Much larger than it appears (from pictures or street view). Contains many interesting Poe artifacts and information. Lovely garden area! Could easily spend 1-2 hours. (adorable cats also!)
Beware - tiny parking area, esp if you have a truck or other larger vehicle.
Familiar or unfamiliar with Edgar Allan Poe (an American writer born in 1809), this museum could be pleasing to anyone who enters the City of Richmond. For my group, this was the first stop made in the city, and a worthy one it was. Genuine...More
I went to this museum 20 years ago with my parents and was excited to go back as an adult. The museum is laid out in three buildings and cover his childhood, career and death. I learned a little from the signs and enjoyed the...More