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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a nice little specialty museum in the Shockoe Slip/Bottom area of Richmond. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around learning about Edgar Allen Poe’s life and work. We walked through the whole museum in about an hour and read the majority of the posted information...More

Thank Shelly R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Truly unique specialty museum that will make for a 1-2 hour stop for museum lovers, literature lovers, and those with interests in mystery, horror, local history, etc. Relatively recently reorganized to highlight Poe's early years, his literary career, and his strange death. Includes charming courtyard...More

Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is not large and the exhibits are not the type of high-tech, hands-on interactive displays. They are a very extensive collection of Poe memorabilia. Our guide was excellent at explaining the significance of each exhibit. I think he knew every fact about Poe...More

Thank Celia G
Reviewed 6 days ago

It doesn't take long to move through the museum (45 minutes) and is a bit quirky, but very informative. It kept the attention of the adults and interested our teenager. I would recommend it to visitors to Richmond.

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called ahead of time to ask about steps and was told a step to get in and I would be able to visit all first floor displays but there were uneven stone steps all over and I ended up sitting in the garden and...More

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a huge Poe fan, I have always wanted to visit this museum because it looks substantial from the street. However, once inside, it became obvious that much work has been done to commemorate and honor the great writer without a whole lot to work...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative tour of the author and the 1700's building. The black cats that hang out at the museum added to the mystic.

Thank Kirby5433
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical references and anecdotes, tidbits and trivia nuggets about Poe his family, Richmond and the era in which they lived. I had put off visiting this museum for years thinking it was just that small exterior building, not realizing it was a beautiful courtyard,...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest home in Richmond. It is not one of Poe's homes, but is similar to homes in which he lived in this same neighborhood. The curators display artifacts and personal belongings of Poe. The timeline depicted throughout the tour carry the visitor...More

Thank dcep2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice museum, lots of information about Poe. My girls and I enjoyed our experience. Look for the 2 cats 😁

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Gennaro P
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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.
Gennaro P
7 July 2018|
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Response from Jo L | Reviewed this property |
I think military gets in for free
26 March 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