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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
+1 804-648-5523
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is worth seeing if you visit Richmond. It is a self-tour but lots of interesting historical information and a peaceful garden. Two-hour free parking was available on the street.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small charming .. housed in the oldest home in Richmond . Poe didn't live here but nearby Well maintained and some interesting insights into Edgar Allan Poe and his short life particularly his early years with his foster father who seemingly did not like Poe...More

Thank MyrnaMary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smallish museum with a lot of Poe great memorabilia. Well put together, and not very expensive as far as museums go ($6) Some parking with overflow on the street. Lots of quaint stuf that one might find a bit humorous. Third Thursdays they have Unhappy...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you ever wanted to know about Poe. Clearly superior in Poe research material. One thing that is unique is Unhappy Hour, very Poe-ish. Very appropriate for the times. This museum is well exhibited with historic buildings and is growing its exhibit area. It has...More

Thank ewhite0640
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool staff, awesome tour. This house is a true piece of history, help preserve it. Fun souvenirs and i thibk this would be a great stop for kids.

Thank marshalgrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although all the house Poe stayed in Richmond have since been destroyed, this cute little museum has a selection of piece from houses he stayed in and writings of his. There are a few building to look through and the courtyard is nice. Be aware...More

1  Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea that my Airbnb was a block from the museum. I had set out of foot for a walk and came upon the museum. Lovers of Poe and lovers of books will enjoy this museum. The two resident cats were a pleasant...More

Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have lived in VA for over 20 years always planned to go to the Poe Museum. I finally made the visit and opted for the guided tour. It was worth the $5. I learned so much about Edgar from his early upbringing to the...More

1  Thank junkmail4me411
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Poe lived an interesting life. I'm not saying it was a great life, or even a good life. But it was interesting. I learned a lot about the man behind the bizarre poems. He was an interesting man. Had I not visited the Poe Museum...More

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I seriously loved this place. The location is in Richmond's oldest house in a really great part of town and is made of beautiful old stones (my favorite). The museum boasts a great collection of things belonging to Poe and his family as well as...More

Thank Allison B
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Rachel H
Can you pay at the door? Or must the tickets be bought online?
25 February 2017|
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Response from oncearoundtwice | Reviewed this property |
At door and reasonable.
Is there anywhere to park? Do they have a lot, or are you on your own to find parking (And do you have to pay for parking)
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
is there a charge for this museum
4 March 2016|
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Response from georgia73 | Reviewed this property |
Adults $6, Seniors/students $5