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 since 1949, is a typical row home. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.To visit Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial on your holiday in Baltimore, and find out what else Baltimore has to offer, use our Baltimore.
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 brick home, then numbered 3 Amity St., and now numbered 203 North Amity Street, is assumed to have been built in 1830 and rented by Poe's aunt Maria Clemm in 1832. Clemm was joined in the home with her ailing mother, Elizabeth Cairnes Poe, and her daughter Virginia Clemm. Edgar Allan Poe moved in with the family in 1833 around the age of 23, after leaving West Point. Virginia was 10 years old at the time; Poe would marry her three years later, though their only public ceremony was in 1836. Poe lived in the house from about 1833 to 1835.
The house was rented using pension money that Elizabeth collected thanks to her husband, David Poe Sr., who was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. The home is small and Poe's room on the top floor has a ceiling with a sharp pitch which is six feet high at its tallest point.
Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial Reviews
Interesting area. It's lush with green and quite a break from the bustle of the city. Good historical information. Just cool. more »
When you first walk into this small historical cemetery, Poe’s new gravesite is immediately to the right of the entrance gate. There are information boards around this site with some interesting... more »
It is super accessible, though I definitely recommend going during the day. We stayed by the Harbor so it was a quick walk to the corner entrance. We viewed the memorial first, plus the information posted on placards conveniently placed throughout. It was more crowded than I would've liked, but you should still follow the path all of the way around. You'll see Poe's grave and a cool little graveyard.
This Cemetary is very accessible and beautiful piece of history. There are famous figures buried here who played significant roles in the American Revolution and other historic battles which was pretty cool to see. As a note the walk is doable, but if you are coming from the pier area, take a scooter or Lyft there because it’s a long incline up hill which will lengthen your walk. Walk back! Trust me. Overall, thank you Westminster Church for this historic site!
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