The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond

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  • October 4, 2017
    We were looking for something to do in Richmond while waiting to take our son to the Airport. Very interesting museum, we learned a lot about Poe and his life. If you are a Poe fan or enjoy literature...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Nice welcome and gallery guides (paper) are extremely helpful. One recommendation is to post a sign at ticket desk whenever spaces are closed for wedding prep or actual wedding,  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    This museum provides exhibits and information on Edgar Allan Poe. It is always being updated. There is a nice garden where one could enjoy a boxed lunch or a calm peaceful place.  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    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!
  • July 2, 2017
    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!
  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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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