Yes, but must be under the close supervision of a responsible adult.
Yes, but for personal use only. Any use of photographs for merchandise, commercial purposes, publishing or any other revenue generating products or services must have written permission from Poe Baltimore, Inc. (Fees may apply)
The House is extremely small and can only accommodate approximately 15 people inside at a time.
Each year, thousands of visitors have safely walked and driven to the Edgar Allan Poe House National Historic Landmark without any issues. There is good security in and around the House, and security cameras operate 24-hours a day inside and outside. Visitors should exercise the same precautions as they would in any city– and we feel confident you’ll discover what so many others have: that our Poppleton neighbors are proud of their affiliation to Poe; that they’re honored to live in a neighborhood that entices people from around the world; and if you ask for assistance with directions, our neighbors will happily explain how to find our parlor door.
Poe used an outhouse. Today, Zella’s Pizzaria at 1145 Hollins Street provides our best restroom option. Drive S. on N. Amity, turn RIGHT at W. Lexington; take the 1st LEFT at N. Schroeder; turn RIGHT at W. Baltimore; turn LEFT at S. Carrolton; turn LEFT at Hollins Street: Zella’s is immediately on your right. Wifi, a full bar, & great dining too!
ALSO: find a cash machine + restrooms @ Rite Aid, 300 MLK Jr. Blvd. (drive East along Saratoga Street to MLK Blvd.)
Yes. You may click here to complete this reservation request form for GROUP and/or PRIVATE tours of Poe House. ONLY complete this form if you prefer a private tour during hours Poe House is not regularly open, i.e. a non-museum day, or an early-morning time for your group to tour privately before Poe House opens. Private tours are available by appointment only. No appointment is required during regular museum hours/days for groups up to 10+ people. If larger groups wish to visit Poe House without reservation you may still do so, however your party might have to be split. Service is first-come, first-served, subject to museum capacity. There are no group discounts for unscheduled groups.
Please complete the form to the best of your ability to receive a quote. Submit your request a MINIMUM of 72 hours before your preferred tour date and we will endeavor to be in contact with you shortly; note that your request is more likely to be approved if you submit at least two weeks prior to your preferred date. We may ask you to complete a new form should your date, number of guests and/or requested times change.
Your tour is NOT confirmed until you receive an invoice from Poe House and advance payment is sent.
Poe House is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11am-4pm. To give everyone enough time to explore the house before our 4pm closing, we close the front door at 3:40 and can’t admit new visitors.
Check our events list to learn about Holiday schedules or planned closures.
Poe House follows the City of Baltimore for guidance on closures or delays on days of inclement weather or emergencies. If City offices or schools are closed or delayed, Poe House will also close or delay that day.
YOU can help make a difference, via visits, purchases from our museum (or online) shop, and tax-deductible donations. Thank you!