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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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Address: 1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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+1 804-648-5523
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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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What a little gem! Glad we stopped

This is really a gem of a little museum. I have a BIG recommendation, though... go for the guided tour. We purchased general admission, but we tagged along with a group that had a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer R
Southern NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really a gem of a little museum. I have a BIG recommendation, though... go for the guided tour. We purchased general admission, but we tagged along with a group that had a guided tour and I'm so glad that we did. Without the tour, you are walking around looking at a bunch of old stuff. With the guide,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great little museum to visit while in Richmond. It's only $6 to get in and you see some terrific memorabilia. They have so much to see in such a small place. It only took about an hour to go through everything with about a dozen other people there. It wouldn't be easy though if you have limited... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a resident of Baltimore we were very excited to see the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. It was great, we very much enjoyed the self guided walking tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to visit and a must for EAP fans. Loved the black cats running around the garden. Gift shop was overpriced but not unexpected.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not a fancy museum but well worth the time. The tour guide is very knowledgeable. I learned alot and look forward to checking out more movies inspired by Edgar Alan Poe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I learned so much about Poe from great exhibits and Chris, our amazing guide. There is also a most fantastic 3D model of Richmond circa 1925 that is tantalizing and waiting for a student to do a thesis on. A gem!

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Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I really had a good time at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. They have 4 maintained historical buildings from the early 19th century and a garden area that is a replica of Poe's home garden and there are 2 black cats! The information is very interesting and educational. I learned a lot that I had not known about Poe and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The museum is on the small side. It is not a guided tour. You walk from one building to another around a small courtyard. it was pleasant and interesting but not extraordinary.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I felt that a lot of the displays could have been presented in a more disabled manner. Most of the displays were written/displayed in text signs that were extremely difficult to read and to process.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I really enjoyed visiting this museum while in Richmond. I would classify myself as a very novice poetry reader, almost never, however I felt after leaving here that I had a much better understanding of his poems/short stories and the man himself. Make sure to check out all of the buildings on the property. A good companion location with this... More 

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