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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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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
+1 804-648-5523
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Poe Museum is a must stop for every one. This is a part of our history. Poe influenced our American literature as well as inspired other writers around the world. He didn't only write The Raven which everyone is well aware of, but he...More

4  Thank Rio L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 6, 2003

The museum/tour cost 5 dollars per adult ticket. It took about an hour. You begin by looking at a very few articles taken from Poe's house as a child, and a giant model map of Richmond from his day. The tour guide talks about Poe's...More

24  Thank Curiosity20829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those interested in one of America’s greatest writers the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond,VA offers glimpses into the life and thoughts of the author of “The Raven”. Although Poe never lived here the museum holds several personal artifacts including his boyhood bed in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Poe museum was really worth the stop. They don't disappoint with the collection. They really give you a true insight into Poe. He was such a wonderful writer. With his creepy stories, you get to see how and why he wrote what he wrote.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped today after looking for a while online and never finding time on our way through Richmond. Easy Google navigation to the site, parking lot was easy to see from the street and we pulled right in. Very easy on and off the highway....More

1  Thank 300sf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of adult friends took a guided tour of the Poe Museum. Our guide was amazing and even recited some of Poe's poems as a part of the tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Poe Museum has been on my list of places to visit for years, and I finally made it. Entrance is $8 per person, with various discounts, we got the $6 per person senior citizen entry fee, well worth much more than that. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had about 2 hours to kill before a family wedding in Richmond. The Poe Museum was good and we learned a lot about EAP. I only wish there was a bit more. Unfortunately, it was right after the hurricane and everything was a bit...More

Thank Liz V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend visiting. A little pricy, but getting the history in a place where he resided is worth the admisssion price. The grounds and property are a piece of history you do not often get to experience

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We toured the Poe Museum recently and enjoyed what my brother-in-law called "the best tour he's ever taken." Debbie gave us a tour not only of this wonderful museum and it's first-rate artifacts collection, but of the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe. It's...More

1  Thank trmdwelk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Makes you want to read more Poe. One guest who had never read Poe said he was going to after having seen this museum. Interesting, pretty quick, has parking which is nice in a busy area.

1  Thank Nick N
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

While in Richmond for the NASCAR race we took an hour or so to visit the Poe museum only 15 min. from the track. Quite well done, many displays and memorabilia from the mid 1800’s that make one understand the darkness of Poe’s writing.

1  Thank Mike R
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Gennaro P
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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.
Gennaro P
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