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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my visit to the Edgar Allan Poe museum and seeing details of his life —personal items and assorted memorabilia that influenced his writings.

Thank Migdia C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived about an hour before closing. Enough time . Nice gift store, but we did not buy anything. I learned more about Poe then i knew. Lots of things to see and read. Well worth a visit if you have an interest in him,...More

Thank travelbug19902016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The thing that I admired most about this museum was how casual of a place it felt like. They have a wonderful little courtyard where you can just sit and enjoy the nice day, maybe pet one of the black cats that can be found...More

2  Thank ZacPensol
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Part of the Poe museum is the oldest building in Richmond (1700s). None of the buildings are any he actually lived in, but the museum has amassed a small collection of Poe’s childhood artifacts, furniture from places he lived/ worked, and some items from families...More

Thank MeraKi25
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We knew we wanted to check out the EAP Museum and I am so glad we did. It was inexpensive, and had a great deal of information about Poe. They had the staircase and his bed from his childhood home and so many interesting facts...More

Thank ehcdiva
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

PROS: free parking, good 45 min entertainment , varied artifacts from Poe from childhood to his death. Located in several buildings – one of which is the oldest pre colonial building in VA. CONS : not much in the gifts shop. Can be tight in...More

1  Thank Big_bro_1_usa
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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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