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I visited all 4 Edgar Allan Poe Museums to learn more about the author that scares me the most. Watch the vlog to find out if Poe really was creepy, or maybe using writing as a form of coping with life.

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Poe House Richmond
Edgar Allan Poe House Museum, Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe lived in Richmond, Virginia most of his young life. Although none of the houses he lived in still exist, the Poe Museum in Richmond has the largest collection of Poe’s former possessions in the country. Before visiting the Poe Museum in Richmond, download the audio tour to your phone, and don’t forget to take your headphones!

Visit:

  • Poe Museum
  • Poe’s mother’s grave: St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • Elmira Shelton House: 2407 East Grace Street

Read:

  • The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Poe House Baltimore
Edgar Allan Poe House, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe lived in this house in Baltimore for 2 years with his aunt, and her two children, his cousins. He ended up marrying his cousin, Virginia (she was 13 and he was 27!) and returned to Richmond with his wife and aunt. Before visiting the Baltimore Poe museum, download the PoeBaltimore App to your phone, and if you visit in October, you might be able to attend the annual Poe Fest International!

Visit:

Read:

  • MS Found in a Bottle
Poe House Philly
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philly 6 years, in 5 different houses, and only one is still standing, one which he only rented for 2-3 months. This museum practices “arrested decay”, meaning there’s no furniture in the house, but you won’t want to miss checking out the basement and the chimney with the false back, which may have inspired the story The Black Cat.

Visit:

Read:

  • The Black Cat
  • Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Poe Cottage Bronx, NYC
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, New York City

New York City (Bronx), New York

This was the last house Edgar Allan Poe lived in up until his death and it’s where his beloved wife passed away. It’s also where he wrote his famous poem The Raven.
CORRECTION: The Raven was NOT written at the Poe Cottage in NYC, it was written at the Brennan farm on the upper west side.

Visit:

Read:

  • The Raven

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