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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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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
+1 804-648-5523
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Edgar Allan Poe. This museum was of little to no interest. It is small and has no "wow" items or moments.

Thank Am1121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to take the guided tour. Debbie does an amazing job of telling the history of Poe. Easy to see everything and learn about a favored author. Highly recommended!

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This museum was much smaller than I thought. Regardless of its size, you can still wind up spending a decent amount of time here. Much of what is displayed are written works and other things to be read but there are some fascinating artwork to...More

Thank XxCorsetxX
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I am more than a marginal Poe fan, I’m at nerd fan girl level, so of course I love this museum. But even if you have a mild interest, there’s lots to see and learn about. I took the self guided tour. It took about...More

Thank betsytrot
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We actually arrived here just past closing time so did not get a tour, but still enjoyed seeing this home formerly owned by Edgar Allen Poe. Of equal interest, was the courtyard and garden area attached to the home which was quite beautiful. To get...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

If you’re a fan of Poe, this is a definite stop. We arrived just as a guided tour had started so we joined in. Our tour guide kept things interesting and was very informative. The grounds itself are small, we spent about an hour here...More

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This was a great little family adventure in the middle of everything in Richmond. Enjoyed our trip there and picked up some more books! :D They have a couple of very sweet cats as well. <3

Thank reddesilets
Reviewed 26 November 2017

If you've read Poe and want to know more about his life and writings, visit this museum. If you're a history buff, and you enjoy hearing about interesting people and the eras they lived in, visit this museum. Even if you've never read Poe, visit...More

Thank HilaireH116
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Wonderful museum full of Edgar Allan Poe's personal artifacts and first editions of his famous works. Saw an exhibit on Poe and metal illness. Also learned tidbits about Poe I will use in lit classes I teach.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great musuem! I think it is a must see for anyone who has ever read anything written by Poe. The musuem is organized chronologically and they have some very interesting items. I truly wanted to read about each and every item. Our...More

Thank Melyssa E
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Rachel H
25 February 2017|
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Response from oncearoundtwice | Reviewed this property |
At door and reasonable.
3 October 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
4 March 2016|
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Response from georgia73 | Reviewed this property |
Adults $6, Seniors/students $5