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The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond
(3.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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  • I felt that a lot of the displays could have been presented in a more disabled manner. Most of the displays were written/displayed in text signs that were extremely difficult to read and to process. 
  • I really enjoyed visiting this museum while in Richmond. I would classify myself as a very novice poetry reader, almost never, however I felt after leaving here that I had a much better understanding ...  more »
  • Lots of great information here! Tons of artifacts from Poe's life and many details on his time in Richmond. Loved the two resident black cats. Exhibits are small and you probably can't spend many hour...  more »
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  • Exquisite establishment highlighting Edgar Allan Poe's history. Been to two weddings here. Beautiful place!
  • It was the worst event I ever went to it is 50 bucks for just 4 people to go in and it was poorly lit with light and it was really COLD. The guy who was showing us the tour was unaware of who he was and I would not recommend anyone to go to this terrible place, Edgar Allen Poe would be disappointed in his house and on how his legacy was basically ruined because of this DAMN house!!
  • First off, Poe did not live in this house, the Ege family did. So don't go in thinking it's his home, or you'll be disappointed. Poe did, however, live in this neighborhood. This house is the oldest house still standing in Richmond. So it's still a treat to be able to see the buildings on the lot. Each building is quiet, no music or even air flow. It can get awkward in a small room, with the door closed, and strangers around you. And you feel the need to speak really quiet, and almost not enjoy the surroundings because you don't want to bother other visitors. The museum holds actual artifacts/belongings of Poe and some reproductions. You are able to see his writing desk, mantle from his home, his bed, his first novel, clothing. Plenty of educational signs and they even offer an audio tour. I learned so much about his home and life, and his writings. It's actually a lot to take in for only $6 admission fee. No photographs in the buildings, but you can take photos in the main entry room and outside. You can spend up to an hour here or more if you read everything, take in the history, and enjoy the courtyard. (There are restrooms located outside in the courtyard, and no food or drink are allowed in the buildings.)
  • Great little place to visit if your a poe fan. Friendly staff and cool gift shop. I loved it.
  • The staff is incredibly friendly, they have constant guided tours, the grounds are lovely and there's 2 kitties you can play with. Overall, for the $6 admission, I was very pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and do in such a small space.