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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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We all liked this museum. It has a AAA discount so be sure to bring your card. There are fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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I went to this museum 20 years ago with my parents and was excited to go back as an adult. The... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leew833
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JessieTheJoglaresse
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EZWriter27701
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Max P
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 935hhl
Reviewed February 4, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

There was a lot to look at for such a small place. I enjoyed spending a few hours here—it made for some good memories!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 520faithh
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 6, 2018|
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Response from Migdia C | Reviewed this property |
The Edgar Alan Poe museum is in the Blue Star program so members of the military and their families get in for free. Thank you. Worth seeing.
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Jo L | Reviewed this property |
I think military gets in for free
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