The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond

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  • Be sure to take the guided tour. Debbie does an amazing job of telling the history of Poe. Easy to see everything and learn about a favored author. Highly recommended!  more »
  • This museum was much smaller than I thought. Regardless of its size, you can still wind up spending a decent amount of time here. Much of what is displayed are written works and other things to be rea...  more »
  • I am more than a marginal Poe fan, I’m at nerd fan girl level, so of course I love this museum. But even if you have a mild interest, there’s lots to see and learn about. I took the self guided tour. ...  more »
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  • Wow this museum was very fun. I'm so happy me and my husband went. We learned so many cool and very interesting things about Edgar. Going through and seeing things like his hair and even the bed he slept in as a child was really cool. The only that was weird was there is a shrine dedicated to Edgar in the courtyard that random people were kissing like there is actual lipstick kisses all over the statue. 🤔
  • The museum has a good guided tour. The exhibits are very interesting and the gift shop is on point. If you're interested in the life of Edgar Allen Poe or even if you just want to find out what the big deal was, pay a visit. Also, there are two cats on the premises that are just the cutest little things.
  • Several small buildings make up the museum. Inspirations behind the stories are great. Memorabelia is okay. As a huge Poe fan, I spent a few hours here combing through everything there was to read. Definitely not handicap friendly. Very narrow staircases and steps to travail in and out of buildings. A few friendly cats roam around buildings and yard. Learned some great stories about his life. I enjoyed the visit.
  • I'm not sure if I would consider this worth the money. Only if you REALLY love Poe and you desire to look at a spoon he used once...
  • A great museum in tribute to a great writer. The exhibits are thorough and detailed, and you can see a ton of Poe's effects, including manuscripts and printings of his work. Unfortunately, we arrived when a wedding was setting up, so we didn't get to see everything. But we were very happy with what we did see.

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