“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” — Edgar Allan Poe

75th Anniversary Programs at Poe Fest International

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival
& Poe House 75th Anniversary

This year we commemorate two very special anniversaries: the 175th Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death in Baltimore in 1849 and the 75th Anniversary of The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum established in 1949. Join us festival weekend for three days of programs, exhibits, and of course the street festival just outside Poe's chamber door at the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore! 75th Anniversary Programs include:

Poe Fest International is a free, family-friendly weekend of events featuring Edgar Allan Poe-themed performances, art, exhibits, vendors, music and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts. The street festival takes place at The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum at 203 N. Amity Street in Baltimore, in “Poe Park” at Center/West. Additional exhibits, tours, and programs at several locations in Baltimore City, October 4-6.

If previous years' attendance is any judge, this year's festival may just be the biggest Poe event in three-quarters of a century (again!) Don't miss an incredible Diamond Anniversary for the Poe House in Baltimore.

Yours in Poe,
Enrica Jang
Director, Poe Baltimore

P.S. Our year-long commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Poe House & Museum in Baltimore continues. Each month we're sharing facts, points of interest, and hidden history of Poe House, from its savior from demolition in 1940, to the future of the museum as we look ahead to transformation and expansion. Read our newsletter this month  as we take a peek at the very first "Poe Week" in 1949, a precursor to today's festival.