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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1  Thank drphibes20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great attraction for those who enjoy Edgar Allan Poe. Museum consist of several building that give an insight into Poe. The 1st building is the entrance and gift shop. The entrance is kind of hidden so you will have to look, but it is not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Allen G
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 300sf
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Schleb63
Reviewed October 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Archiewhitehill
Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz V
Reviewed October 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MtnMadMan
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 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