Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, Baltimore

3.4
#18 of 37 in Museums in Baltimore
Poe House is now open for visitors. Please check the schedule for hours. We close seasonally pending weather--check back for updates!

Please visit the "Poe Places" link on our website to visit many (free) sites throughout Baltimore all year round.

The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum is a National Historic Landmark.

BACKGROUND:

In a tiny brick house on Baltimore’s North Amity Street in 1833-1835 Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of the early stories that would make him the father of the modern short story, and create and define the modern genres of mystery, horror and science fiction.

His spirit and legacy live throughout Baltimore City, inspiring authors, poets, playwrights, businesses – and even our sports teams. Poe Baltimore celebrates this legacy.

Poe Baltimore was created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents.

We are dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities.

Poe Baltimore is committed to enriching the experience of visitors to Baltimore, who come to witness the city that inspired Edgar Allan Poe and his intellectual and literary heirs. We are committed to protecting, preserving and celebrating the rich history of the city, the house, and the legacy of one of our most beloved denizens.
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  • If you are a fan of Poe, this is a must see! It was amazing to walk on the floors and stairs of this amazing writer. Good selection of souvenirs to purchase gift items. Just a few blocks from his grav...  more »
  • Poe's house is very small--that's part of its charm! The staff provided interesting glimpses into Poe's life, and the displays provided a lot of additional information. We were very glad we visited it...  more »
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  • Very small museum... you can see it all in 10-15 minutes. But very cool to see a preserved house of Poe's from his time in Baltimore and learn a bit about the time he spent in this city. Not too far from downtown, it is worth stopping in if you have the time.
  • Cool little piece of American history. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable except for when my wife asked how far from the house was Poe found unconscious lol. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area.

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