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The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond

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  • We stumbled upon the Edgar Allan Poe Museum accidently during our first trip to Richmond about a year ago. It's a quick self-guided tour through a small complex of buildings near downtown Richmond. Ve...  more »
  • I was interested in going after having seen a picture of the gardens. It is the oldest house in Richmond, even though Poe never lived there. He lived in the neighborhood. I would recommend arriving wh...  more »
  • The Edgar Allen Poe museum was adorable, smaller for a museum but had lots of his first edition work, his belongings, his letters. It features in each section a part of his life. A childhood / family ...  more »
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  • Exhibit content is engaging. No eyes-glazing-over moments for me. Staff are very knowledgeable. They thoroughly answered all of our many questions whose answers were not addressed on the tour. They also get 5 stars for letting us go 15min over to finish up our tour. Thank you!
  • It was really interesting! I was a bit disappointed that it was $8 per person, but there are so many historical items and rich history. It's worth visiting! The cats are so cute and the staff was really helpful and pleasant!
  • Well thought out presentation, without making you feel like you are on a track. The staff were very pleasant and welcoming. I felt engaged by my experience and gained a new appreciation for Poe. Certainly glad we took the time to look in.
  • The staff is very friendly and knows a lot about the place. The grounds are well kept and the garden area is beautiful. Nice place to unwind and take in some history. Don't forget to say high to the two friendly cats in the garden.
  • This was a neat, little museum. There's not a lot to see, but there's a few buildings to explore and you get enough for the $7-10 admission. The staff is friendly and the buildings and grounds are well-maintained. It's worth a quick visit for sure if you're in the neighborhood or like history...or black cats wandering around.

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Richmond boasts a wide array of accommodations, including inns and national chain hotels. Those who want to take full advantage of the city's rich historical heritage should consider staying in the Northside area, home to a number of historic districts, or near the Boulevard, where you can find most of the city's museums. There are a number of apartment vacation rentals available in residential areas of the city; neighborhoods close to Virginia Commonwealth University are generally a safe bet for those wanting to take advantage of lively eateries, quirky stores, and bars.
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