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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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Worth going, do not walk there.

I have loved Poe's work since I was in school, and was eager to see this house. I'm glad we went... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Small, but Interesting!

This place is well kept and interesting, though small. There are only 3+ small showrooms (1 in the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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The Edgar Allan Poe House, a National Historic Landmark, IS OPEN EVERY THURSDAY TO SUNDAY (11am to 3:40pm.) Poe's home is in an excellent state of preservation with much of the exterior and interior original fabric from the 1833-1835 period when...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
+1 410-462-1763
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have loved Poe's work since I was in school, and was eager to see this house. I'm glad we went, but it's prob something you only need to schedule an hour to do. The house is surrounded by government housing projects, and we were...More

Thank KittyChick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of the reviews mention the surrounding area to the Poe house. There is parking on the street of the Poe house, but it is limited because a lot of the area is under construction. We took an Uber there and did the tour...More

Thank fbfan2121
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

WORD OF WARNING: The location around the Poe house is terrible. I wish I had read some of the reviews about the surrounding area because we chose to walk from the orange line through all the surrounding housing. My boyfriend and I went into one...More

1  Thank KaylinM28
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This place is wonderful! The staff is so helpful and informative. The gift shop has really cool items, but its great to be in the city where Poe was pretty much discovered as well as being the city where his story ended. Definitely stop by...More

Thank T1467OFharrys
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This place is well kept and interesting, though small. There are only 3+ small showrooms (1 in the back of the first floor, two on the second floor, and one display of Poe's bed and furniture at the attic) in the whole building, but I...More

2  Thank Cellowu
Reviewed 10 July 2018

i seriously think people are sugarcoating the sketchiness of the neighborhood. we arrived in broad daylight and were very uncomfortable. we we were traveling with three kids and the area is totally unsafe. homeless people littered on the road side and alleys, sketchy individuals staring...More

2  Thank colette_m
Reviewed 27 June 2018

it is in a rough neighgborhood, so taxi or uber, and use one that really knows the area, because with construction its hard to find, small, but cool, great gift shop, and make sure and ask to see annabelles room, which is kind of a...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The site is a very small house made into a museum. There isn't a lot to see, but what is there is interesting and the people are great. I had very interesting and informative conversations with each person there and would definitely suggest fans of...More

Thank DeeAnnB
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Poe only lived here about 2 years, but Baltimore claims him as their own. The tiny row house was rescued from demolition in the 30’s when the surrounding housing project was built. Tall people beware-steep staircases and low ceilings! It is an easy walk from...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Like others have said, this is a very rough area of the city. We visited the grave site and wanted to walk to the house. The closer we got to the house, the more uncomfortable I felt. There are some rough areas, so I would...More

1  Thank Ryan S
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10 October 2016|
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Response from EdgarAllanPoeHouse | Property representative |
Visitors choose how long they would like to stay. Some travel through the museum quickly-- in ten minutes. Most stay twenty to thirty minutes, though we often have visitors who engage conversations with our docents and... More
23 September 2016|
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Response from RM215079 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we walked from the grave site to the house - I don't remember how far it is exactly, it isn't too bad.
15 August 2016|
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Response from TimeTraveler0530 |
Hi, Yes there is a full staff always on duty at this home.