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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Interesting museum about an author of great influence on literature

I had always wanted to visit this museum, not because of my knowledge of Poe's writings but due to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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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 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to go but, wish there would have been more of his things to look at. The attendant was very monotone and seemed very uninterested in being there. My girls were excited to go as well but, also disappointed at what they had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank asaj0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am more of a history buff then a literature buff but I found this museum fascinating and utterly charming. The buildings and small garden are lovely and are only enhanced by their human scale. Patrons had recently wrapped up celebration of Poe's 210th birthday...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time learning about Poe and seeing artefacts from his life. I love that it's in old buildings and the reading room is amazingly decorated! Would definitely recommend for Poe fans.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lillydarlingg
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Little rooms with exhibits and oddities abound. Narrow staircases and cramped quarters. Not for the very young or those who may have mobility issues.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole R
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

If you have enjoyed Edgar Allan Poe as much as I have, you will love this museum. There are 3 different buildings and a garden area to explore. There are multiple examples of original manuscripts as well as some of his actual furniture. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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