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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
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Reviewed yesterday

The thing that I admired most about this museum was how casual of a place it felt like. They have a wonderful little courtyard where you can just sit and enjoy the nice day, maybe pet one of the black cats that can be found...More

Thank ZacPensol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of the Poe museum is the oldest building in Richmond (1700s). None of the buildings are any he actually lived in, but the museum has amassed a small collection of Poe’s childhood artifacts, furniture from places he lived/ worked, and some items from families...More

Thank MeraKi25
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew we wanted to check out the EAP Museum and I am so glad we did. It was inexpensive, and had a great deal of information about Poe. They had the staircase and his bed from his childhood home and so many interesting facts...More

Thank ehcdiva
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS: free parking, good 45 min entertainment , varied artifacts from Poe from childhood to his death. Located in several buildings – one of which is the oldest pre colonial building in VA. CONS : not much in the gifts shop. Can be tight in...More

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum is definitely worth visiting. Small, but very well maintained and decorated. Historical facts abound on the site and there is a lovely garden between buildings. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly...and 2 more guides exist that wander the site...More

Thank Jenny F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$8 adult admission. Very small museum with appropriate signage and information. Gift shop has many unique Poe related gifts. Preservation Richmond donated the Old Stone House.

Thank SheralTx
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this place to very boring and pricey for the exhibts it offered. I would rather read his works than see this house ne never lived in.

Thank svencat
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This museum is small but delightful. In addition to the visitor's center, there are three additional buildings plus the shrine around a lovely courtyard. The exhibits are very informative about Poe's life. One of the exhibits was specifically dedicated to debunking misinformation about Poe's life...More

Thank Elise L
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Really bummed to get here after driving for 6 hours to find construction and the gift shop closed too. The displays were very interesting and we did learn so much more about Poe, but I would have loved to support the museum with a purchase...More

Thank SHerbertSJ
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Admission is free and it’s adjacent to the Holocaust Museum. The House is VERY cramped and there is construction going on in the garden. Not much is on display, but I still would recommend going.

Thank Devon B
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travelbug19902016
March 26, 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
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Rachel H
February 25, 2017|
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Response from oncearoundtwice | Reviewed this property |
At door and reasonable.
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jenniferrJ2742OZ
October 3, 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
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