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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
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+1 410-462-1763
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Edgar Allan Poe House, a National Historic Landmark, is open to...

The Edgar Allan Poe House, a National Historic Landmark, is open to visitors on a seasonal schedule. 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 Edgar lived there with his aunt, grandmother and two cousins. While the house is not furnished, visitors walk on the same floors, stairs and wander within the original plaster walls and woodwork that Edgar experienced when he lived in this house, the very place where he launched his renowned career. (Note: the house is a short walking/driving distance to Poe's grave, and about three miles from where he died, so it is an easy tour to complete on your own in an afternoon.) Exhibits tell the story of Edgar Allan Poe's life and death in Baltimore and significant artifacts such as Edgar's portable writing desk and chair, and a telescope, china and glassware used by Edgar when living with the Allan family in Richmond, Virginia. Changing exhibits and tours are scheduled from time to time. Poe Baltimore is an affiliate of the American Writers Museum. To learn more about our many special events and interesting facts, become a fan on Facebook: Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum / Poe Baltimore. An Important Note to Visitors: There are no restroom facilities in the House and Museum (though we can recommend nearby facilities.) The House is not accessible to handicapped visitors but a video tour will be available on this website and at the Museum. The House is small with tight winding staircases and may not be suitable for all visitors.

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You will get a great feel for what it must have been like for Poe to live here and write. Sadly this area is not safe, and you must park in front of the museum. You cannot walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother the writer came to visit, wanted to see the house. First tip, the street signs directing you here are for cars trying to navigate the one way streets. If you walk, get the address and you will get there faster. The location is in the neighborhood featured in the HBO Series "The Wire" as "the low rises". Parts... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those interested in Poe there is a lot of good information, a few artifacts, and an insight into the poet's life. Worth the visit. Many folks comment on the neighborhood as being "dodgy" it is in a urban environment of less privileged that is true. It is not scary. Homeless people may ask for money, but that happens in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much here. Staff were very nice, tour was nice too. But it's just a restored house, even though it was Poe who lived here. We got more out of his gravesite to be honest with you.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will get a great feel for what it must have been like for Poe to live here and write. Sadly this area is not safe, and you must park in front of the museum. You cannot walk around outside the area as it is run down. The interior of the museum has been preserved as Poe would have known... More 

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Rogers, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by this attraction. You get to walk through all levels of the house except the basement and can really get a feel for what it must have been like to live here. It's a $5 donation to tour - pay it to support the attraction and the work going on.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I'm a huge Poe fan and traveled from DC for the day just to visit this site. It did not disappoint. The house is very small, only about 600 sq ft, but you can visit the first and second floors plus peek into the tiny room on the third level. They do a nice job of explaining his home life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My family and I just happened to be in Baltimore and passed by the EAP house and museum by chance and decided to to take a look; what a GREAT experience! The front desk reception person was very welcoming and informative, the volunteer on the second floor was a great historian as well as. The space/house is tiny but you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see for any real fan of Poe! The museum is volunteer run and you can really tell that the volunteers have a passion for what they do! The house is mostly the way it was when Poe actually lived there which is really amazing! The gift shop is really cool and all of the proceeds go to... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It was amazing! Everyone was so kind and so informative! Poe is my favorite poet/writer and I still cannot believe that I was able to have a glance into his home life. If you are in Baltimore you for sure need to check out this amazing historical landmark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Lisa who volunteers at the house was very helpful. She let us in early and gave us lots of resources. SHE was also full of information about Poe. Our experience was delightful and personal.

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