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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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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 2 days ago

We toured the Poe Museum recently and enjoyed what my brother-in-law called "the best tour he's ever taken." Debbie gave us a tour not only of this wonderful museum and it's first-rate artifacts collection, but of the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe. It's...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Makes you want to read more Poe. One guest who had never read Poe said he was going to after having seen this museum. Interesting, pretty quick, has parking which is nice in a busy area.

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Richmond for the NASCAR race we took an hour or so to visit the Poe museum only 15 min. from the track. Quite well done, many displays and memorabilia from the mid 1800’s that make one understand the darkness of Poe’s writing.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew nothing of Poe before visiting. I feel this place is over looked because it is small, but I had it all to myself and was able to read everything over a little under an hour. So much interesting artifacts and even a tranquil...More

Thank paulaspassport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the oldest building in Richmond and a few (also old) around them you will find history of Edgar Allan Poe, recreation of his childhood and later memories, his books and even his childhood stairs. It is definitely worth visit. But the large part of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not knowing a great deal about Edgar Allan Poe but new transplant to Richmond ( and I love this city) , my first thought was to visit at least the museum of Edgar Allan Poe since he was a Richmond resident. The ticket are $6...More

Thank Remi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour touring this museum. In the process we learned a great deal about Poe, his unhappy life, and his writing The museum is well organized and contains an eclectic collection of artifacts. Kionna, the office staff person on duty, was welcoming and...More

Thank judithDymond
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We really enjoyed exploring the home, buildings and courtyard. The various signs were easy to follow around the property and learn a lot about Edgar Allan Poe and the people in his brief life. Staff was very welcoming as we arrived and as meandered through...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The museum has some nice items and some sample writings. The place is a little dusty and dirty and they are doing construction but for the most part it was nice to see some of Poes writings. I recommend it because I love his workand...More

Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

What a splendid museum - well laid-out, informative descriptive signs, self-guided bliss. It's situated in a run-down, but gradually up and coming, part of town - the delightfully named Shockoe Bottom, an Algonquian indian name. Visiting from England, where we're spoilt for museums, it would...More

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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