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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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1914 E Main St Richmond VA 23223
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(804) 648-5523
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Status: Open

Sunday
11:00am-5:00pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am-5:00pm
Friday
10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm

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The original draft of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, "The Raven," along with other memorabilia of the life of this unusual writer, is on display in this museum. Poe grew up in Richmond and made frequent visits to the city throughout his life. The author's mysterious death is as intriguing as the tales he wrote. It was in Richmond that he was last seen before he was discovered, beaten and...

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum explores the life and legacy of the writer Edgar Allan Poe through exhibits and public programs. ...We boast the world's finest collection of Poe artifacts and memorabilia, including the author's clothing, trunk, letters, bed, and even a lock of his hair. Our four-building complex surrounds an Enchanted Garden and Poe Shrine constructed from various buildings in which...

Edgar Allan Poe Museum featuring biographical information and works by the author. Complete works of The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillad and moreo.

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Richmond's oldest residence, the Old Stone House in Shockoe Bottom, just west of Church Hill Historic District, now holds a museum honoring the famous writer. Poe grew up in Richmond, and although he never lived in this early- to mid-18th-century structure, his disciples have made it a monument with some of the writer's possessions on display.

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As a young man, the poet Edgar Allan Poe worked as an editor, critic, and writer for the Southern Literary Messenger. The desk and chair he used are among the memorabilia, photographs, portraits, and documents that tell the story of his rather sad life and career. The museum complex centers on the Old Stone House, the oldest building in Richmond; it dates to about 1737. Poe didn't live here,...

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Be clear that Poe never lived here. Free parking. No photography permitted. Smell of cat urine around the property of 5 buildings. It doesn't take long.

Museum could use some better management. Or more funds

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I have been to this museum twice, once with family a few years ago and recently I decided to visit the museum again while I was in town to take care of some family business. I remember the gift shop looking a lot more organized, more welcoming, and containing better quality merchandise on my last visit. Part of my reason...

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Edgar Allan Poe Museum featuring biographical information and works by the author. Complete works of The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillad and moreo.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum can be found at E Main St 1914. The following is offered: Theater. The entry is present with us since Sep 8, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Richmond there are 10 other Theater. An overview can be found here.

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Tours:

Guided tours begin on the hour.

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The museum has an enchanted garden that's perfect for weddings as well as a library.

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