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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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1914 E Main St # 16, Richmond, VA 23223-6964
+1 804-648-5523
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Reviewed yesterday

I grew up listening to and reading the works of Poe so a stop at the museum was more than appropriate during our visit to Richmond. The structure where the museum is located is not were the poet lived but is centered in the neighborhood...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Poe Museum immediately takes you back in time. It's situated in the oldest house in Richmond, though not a home that Poe actually lived in. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum. We did not do the audio tour and in retrospect really wish that...More

1  Thank RareAthlete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a last minute decision to go here and we are glad we did. Very informative. The young lady checking us in was as pleasant as could be and very helpful. Enjoyed our visit!

Thank patten923
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this museum, learning more about Poe's life, and purchased two beautiful, little books of Poe's work.

Thank Lael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really depicts the life of Edgar Allan Poe. It is a small place, but much is here. You learn much about him here.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a great find. Set up over four different buildings, separated by an ‘enchanted garden’ including a shrine, the museum was informative but also current - a more recent exhibit looking at illustrations of Poe’s work was a wonderful addition. The gift shop...More

Thank Corinne F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your coming through Richmond, you should make a visit here. We learned so much about Edgar Allan Poe as a person, and just what a unique life he lived. Our guide did a fantastic job of delivering the tour.

Thank iggnacious
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I love Edgar Allan Poe. This museum was of little to no interest. It is small and has no "wow" items or moments.

Thank Am1121
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Be sure to take the guided tour. Debbie does an amazing job of telling the history of Poe. Easy to see everything and learn about a favored author. Highly recommended!

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This museum was much smaller than I thought. Regardless of its size, you can still wind up spending a decent amount of time here. Much of what is displayed are written works and other things to be read but there are some fascinating artwork to...More

Thank XxCorsetxX
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Rachel H
25 February 2017|
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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
5 March 2016|
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Response from georgia73 | Reviewed this property |
Adults $6, Seniors/students $5