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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: +1 410-462-1763
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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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I heard about the house when I was in college. My Professor had visited and told us that the house was small, but original and interesting. Today I had the oportunity to visite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gislaine R
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank F S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Christina M
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Cathy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Manda S
Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a humble home, but it's packed with interesting bits of information, and the volunteers who work there are knowledgeable and clearly passionate about keeping this museum running. I only had one afternoon in Baltimore, and I'm so glad I spent part of it here (even though I blew half my paycheck in the gift shop. Totally worth it though).

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Thank Celeste T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard about the house when I was in college. My Professor had visited and told us that the house was small, but original and interesting. Today I had the oportunity to visite and I completely agree with her. There are great historic information. The volunteers were very nice and knowledgeable.

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Thank Gislaine R
Ijamsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband & I had talked about visiting this House & Cemetery for a while. We felt it was well worth the Trip! The house is very small but the Docents answered every question without hesitation. The small gift shop was affordable and had a variety of items. The Cemetery was well worth visiting both gravesites.

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Thank Terry F
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We're thrilled you enjoyed your exploration of Poe's Baltimore and finally made this 'bucket list' visit. Please do remember that there are many special programs that will make a return visit worthwhile, including the "Poe & Poets" readings that happen every second Sunday of the month, and more. Check out our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and website to... More 

metro area Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The quaint little house was where Poe began his writing. The small gift shop is impressive with all Poe items of various things, ravens, key chains, books tee shirts, etc. The gift shop is in the small parlor, one of the two rooms on the first floor, the kitchen being the other room. A narrow winding stairway goes to the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for any Poe fan. Great historical information and displays. The volunteers were fun and knowledgeable and very friendly. The little shop was the best. Teeny tiny house in the middle of a questionable area though. Don't even try if you're really tall or don't like narrow stairways. It's a tight fit.

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