Poe Museum

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Located blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and first employer, the museum reveals the writer's life through exhibits and artifacts

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History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.

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  • $6 for admission for two (up to a $12 value)
  • $12 for admission for four (up to a $24 value)

Guests give themselves self-guided tours of the museum's exhibits, which showcase handwritten letters, furniture, and personal possessions that reveal the life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Poe Museum

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.

Customer Reviews

It was a great visit and very informative.
Missy R. · April 3, 2013
Nice and peaceful. Lovely garden
Genevieve N. · March 24, 2013
Very interesting! Highly recommend with or without groupon!
Joanna D. · March 4, 2013
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    Shockoe Bottom

    1914-16 East Main Street

    Richmond, VA 23223


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