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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

In & Outdoor $
History Museums, Pop Culture Museums, School Trip, Educational, Historical
1914 E Main St, Richmond, VA
URL: Edgar Allan Poe Museum  Phone: 804-767-5809

Activity Overview

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia is a fascinating museum dedicated to the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer best known for his mysterious short stories and poems. It contains one of the world's largest and finest collections of original manuscripts, first editions, letters, personal belongings, and memorabilia related to Poe. The museum also features exhibits related to his life in Richmond in the early 19th century. If you're interested in learning more about the man behind "The Raven", it's a must-see attraction.

Things to Do

  • Explore the museum's impressive exhibits, which showcase historic letters, early editions of Poe's publications, and personal items like his silver-tipped walking stick, which is inscribed with his name.
  • View the copy of Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, his first published collection of short stories - only 750 copies were printed!
  • Look at the sheet music designed to go with "The Raven", one of Poe's most famous poems.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum Insider Tips

  • If you want to take a guided tour of the museum, make sure to call in advance in order to find out the tour schedule for the day of your visit.
  • Check out their calendar to learn about upcoming family-friendly events, including walking tours of Richmond and the opening of new exhibits.
  • Don't miss the Enchanted Garden, a beautiful landscaped garden that was inspired by gardens described in Poe's poetry!

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