Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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1914-16 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223 1914-16 East Main Street, Richmond Directions
+18046485523
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A lot of artifacts from Poe's era were displayed, however it was so tightly packed together it was hard to see everything when other patrons were there as well.
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It was a great visit and very informative.
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Nice and peaceful. Lovely garden
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Small but really fun and interesting. Great people working there too.
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Very interesting for us and our daughter.
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It was fun checking out the garden and the old home and buildings.. Cute little gift shop too.. Fun afternoon visit!
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Enjoyed it immensely
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Guide was very informed.
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The staff that gave the guided tours were amazing!
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Edgar Allan Poe holds a distinguished reputation in American literature, given his proclivity for dark work, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” But the Poe of legend is often at odds with the real Poe: the student who had to gamble and burn his furniture to make it through college; the career man who traveled extensively to find better opportunities; and the devoted husband who never recovered from the death of his wife. He even enrolled at West Point … though he was thrown out eight months later.

The Poe Museum educates guests on the writer's life, helping them reconcile the reputed Poe with the real Poe. Located within the Old Stone House that lies just blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and his first employer, the Southern Literary Messenger, the museum showcases exhibits and significant artifacts, such as Poe's walking stick, his boyhood bed, and even a lock of his hair. This collection reveals his journey, showing what drove him to become a master writer of short stories, lyric poetry, action-movie screenplays, and, of course, horror stories.

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