Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, Baltimore

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The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, located at 203 North Amity St. in Baltimore, Maryland, is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe in the 1830s. The small unassuming structure, which was opened as a writer's house museum in 1949, is a typical row home. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.
Due to a loss of funding by the city of Baltimore, the Museum closed to the public in October 2012. Poe Baltimore, the Museum's new governing body, reopened the Museum to the public on October 5, 2013.The house is the site for the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, held in October of each year.

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  • Must-see in Baltimore for locals and tourists alike. Very small but fascinating museum about Poe’s time in Baltimore. Even as someone who isn’t a bookworm it was still a really cool experience.  more »
  • 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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