Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond

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    edgar allan poe museum

    by doug48 Updated May 7, 2011

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    the richmond edgar allan poe museum has largest collection of poe memorabilla in the world. edgar allan poe was a famous american novelist and poet. the museum's collection includes the poe family bible, his walking stick, and a number of his original manuscripts and letters. the museum is located in the 1737 stone house which is the oldest existant house in richmond. for fans of edgar allan poe this is a must see site in richmond.

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    Edgar Allen Poe Museum

    by b1bob Updated Oct 14, 2008

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    The Edgar Allen Poe Museum is not located where the "American Shakespeare" lived and worked, but it is real close by. The museum has been in the old stone house, Richmond's oldest surviving building, since 1922. In the stone house and outbuildings are a larger preponderance of his works and possessions across his 40 years. There is a garden in the back, a shrine with a bust of the writer, and three outbuildings with exhibits and artifacts. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays. Tours are self-guided. As of October 2008, the price of admission was $6.

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    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    by Jefie Written Aug 31, 2004

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    Statue of Poe at Capitol Square (with my friend)

    If you're interested in learning more about Poe's life and works, you must stop at the Edgar Allan Poe museum. The museum is located in the Old Stone House, a place Poe has visited one a few occasions. The museum focuses on Poe's life in Richmond, and tries to demystify some of the rumours regarding Poe's life and, more importantly, death. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and will answer all your questions.

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    by wachman Written Jan 19, 2003

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    For the fans of the macbre, this is your chance to get the inside scoop on the master. The small house is full of artifacts once belonging to Poe. The tour is also on of the better tours I've ever been on. Our guide was highly informed and articulate.

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