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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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Very informative and super affordable!

My friends and I recently visited the EAP homeplace and museum and we really enjoyed it. It’s very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Worth going, do not walk there.

I have loved Poe's work since I was in school, and was eager to see this house. I'm glad we went... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
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The Edgar Allan Poe House, a National Historic Landmark, IS OPEN EVERY THURSDAY TO SUNDAY (11am to 3:40pm.) Poe's home is in an excellent state of preservation with much of the exterior and interior original fabric from the 1833-1835 period when...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
+1 410-462-1763
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have heard complaints that this is a small museum but that it because it is where Poe lived! A great gift shop with artist made, Poe themed gifts-- not just the imported trinkets. A long walk from Poe's grave so I would drive, not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I recently visited the EAP homeplace and museum and we really enjoyed it. It’s very informative and we were amazed how tiny the homeplace was. It’s 4 stories high, but only 13 feet across. The docent was very helpful and we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shoeladee64
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Well after reading the reviews we nearly didn't go...good job i did, I really think some people live in a bubble. Everything was fine. Get metro to Lexington market, have a crab cake. Short walk to Poe's grave. Then go along Baltimore road and then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sunshine737772
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

My son and I went this morning. It was easy to find, the volunteer was nice, and it was interesting. The neighborhood is not the best like everybody said, but no one bothered us either. Matter of fact by the time I got to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tzer76
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Date of Visit: Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 No trip to Baltimore would be complete without embracing the literary history of the city – and that is Edgar Allan Poe. His original home still stands on the same site where it always has been and is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Parking is scarce and where there were openings it was completely ghetto! Sketchy people everywhere and section 8 housing! I refused to get out of the car!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tammieh2012
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Was Excited about the EAP Festival in Balto. But it was a bust, not worth the trip at all. We drove 1-1/2 hours to get there, we expected much happenings, but it was, pardon the pun, DEAD, and not in a good way! This was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

I have loved Poe's work since I was in school, and was eager to see this house. I'm glad we went, but it's prob something you only need to schedule an hour to do. The house is surrounded by government housing projects, and we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KittyChick
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A lot of the reviews mention the surrounding area to the Poe house. There is parking on the street of the Poe house, but it is limited because a lot of the area is under construction. We took an Uber there and did the tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fbfan2121
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

WORD OF WARNING: The location around the Poe house is terrible. I wish I had read some of the reviews about the surrounding area because we chose to walk from the orange line through all the surrounding housing. My boyfriend and I went into one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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10 October 2016|
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Response from EdgarAllanPoeHouse | Property representative |
Visitors choose how long they would like to stay. Some travel through the museum quickly-- in ten minutes. Most stay twenty to thirty minutes, though we often have visitors who engage conversations with our docents and... More
23 September 2016|
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Response from RM215079 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we walked from the grave site to the house - I don't remember how far it is exactly, it isn't too bad.
15 August 2016|
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Response from TimeTraveler0530 |
Hi, Yes there is a full staff always on duty at this home.