We had not visited this Edgar Allan Poe museum for 30 years , back when I taught American literature in Chesapeake. Back then, my Husband was able bodied and we spent a lovely afternoon touring the Richmond Edgar Allan Poe museum.
Fast forward 30 years later& my Husband, now in a wheelchair, and I are in the middle of an epic road trip and the opportunity presented itself to relive our youth and spend the exact same afternoon in Richmond. We dropped in with no forewarning and the Edgar Allan Poe museum staff made us feel so entirely welcomed. Particularly, a woman who goes by the initials ADP (or ATP). She went out of her way to move portable ramps around so we could see everything on the first floor of each of the buildings (which encompassed so much great information ) We were not rushed; we felt so welcomed (not like a bother), and the museum is so informative and interesting— well worth the stop. This is a small but thorough museum, thoughtfully arranged from Poe’s childhood to early adulthood to Poe’s death. Highly recommend plus if you are a cat lover, there are two bonus beautiful black cats on the premises!
Thank you ADP/ATP for a memorable and absolutely lovely afternoon in your museum and garden. Your kindness,and your beautiful museum, will be remembered.