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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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  • Poor3%
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“his life” (37 reviews)
“oldest house” (20 reviews)
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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
+1 804-648-5523
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Every one of Poe's museums that I have visited do the perfect job of filling that little spot in your heart that needs the dark side. I never feel depressed or sad, but rather well-balanced after a visit to Poe's old house. I am so...More

Thank jason n
Reviewed 25 July 2016

As a fan of Poe, this was a no-brainer to stop and visit. There is a lot of good history here and the grounds are laid out in chronological order, so you start at his childhood and work your way through his life and eventual...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This museum was in the oldest house in Richmond. Poe didn't live there but he grew up in the neighborhood. The different parts of the house went along with his timeline. There were two black cats on the premises which I thought was awesome! My...More

Thank deejoyce
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan of Poe for many years, so when I saw this museum I was excited. It is a cute little place to learn a lot about this wonderful author. It is a lot of reading, so my 10 year old got a...More

Thank Mom0306
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The oldest home in Richmond... beautiful buildings, and more about POE that you ever wanted, to know! **They do really ned, more NEVERMORE chatchkis, though.

Thank dwhite2011
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a great museum in the historic part of town. It is in a small historic house that is packed with Poe's actual possessions. It is the largest collection of his things in the world. There are several areas and rooms of his things...More

Thank rivermom1
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent variety of books in the gift shop. Cost $6 without discount. Walking tour around grounds. Lots to read about the life of Poe. A must for Poe fans. Not creepy or scary in any way. Be sure to let the resident kitties: Edgar and...More

Thank barbdowd
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This museum is very informative, but keeping that in mind, please know that it is a LOT of reading. That's not to say that it's not worth it. It's a beautiful setting and I left feeling enlightened, and even got to pet the resident cat....More

Thank _soulembrace
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Loved this museum. He is one of my favorite writers. There is so much to know about his life to understand his creations. I would suggest this place for Poe lovers and any one who loves to read.

Thank Mehbuba R
Reviewed 7 July 2016

All I can say is Wow. There is so much historic information and artifacts. Although this is not the house where he lived in Richmond it is the oldest house in Richmond. Please take the time to read and absorb all the history you will...More

Thank PAUL C
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Response from oncearoundtwice | Reviewed this property |
At door and reasonable.
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
4 March 2016|
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Adults $6, Seniors/students $5