Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial, 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 since 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 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.
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  • We enjoyed wandering through this lovely cemetery. (Be sure to go towards the back to see Poe’s original burial site. I wasn’t aware that it had been moved.) Some very Unique types of burial sites... 
    We enjoyed wandering through this lovely cemetery. (Be sure to go towards the back to see Poe’s original burial site. I wasn’t aware that it had been moved.) Some very Unique types of burial sites...  more »
  • I love exploring older historical cemeteries. First off this is a safe area to walk in and to walk around the cemetery so don’t get all afraid. It’s a typical working class business neighborhood... 
    I love exploring older historical cemeteries. First off this is a safe area to walk in and to walk around the cemetery so don’t get all afraid. It’s a typical working class business neighborhood...  more »
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  • Great Experience, nice historical cemetery. I love checking out old cemeteries. This one is indeed interesting. Not big, it’s centered around the church. There’s tombstones all over including in an inside part and under a walkway of the church too. Make sure you read the descriptions of the more famous buried here and be sure to see both stones of Edgar Allen Poe. Safe area to walk in so don’t get all afraid and check it out yourself.
  • so much history

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