Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, the son of traveling actors. He published his first book of poems Tamerlane and Other Poems in 1827, followed by Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (which included "The Fall of the House of Usher") in 1839, but he did not achieve appreciable recognition until the publication of "The Raven" in 1845. He died in 1849.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 attractions planning site .
Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial Reviews
Look I watch the Walking Dead and I read authors like Poe, Shelley and Stoker. It was so cool to actually be at one of my favorite authors grave, cheers mate! Go there, take pictures then read the Fal... more »
Took my daughter there, the memorial and area are well kept, and in a safe area of baltimore. For those into his writings, it is the best place to visit. 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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