“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” — Edgar Allan Poe
DOOMSDAY with National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre
Join dozens of actors, authors, and community leaders for Doomsday 2024—the third annual 24-hour livestream of Poe’s iconic writings, and a celebration of his artistic roots in Baltimore.
Edgar Allan Poe Death in Baltimore Bus Tour Options
<div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-12"> <div class="vc_column-inner"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Explore the enduring mystery surrounding Poe’s tragic end on a special <strong class="x-el x-el-span c1-40 c1-41 c1-b c1-8w c1-1o c1-1i c1-8x">Bus Tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Life and Death in Baltimore</strong>. and <strong>NEW starting June 2024:</strong> Bus Tour option including prix-fixe luncheon at Baltimore's original <strong>Annabel Lee Tavern</strong>. </span> <strong><span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Both tour options include stops at important Poe Places around Baltimore, including:</span></strong> <ul> <li class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Pickup at The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum</li> <li class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">The Hospital where Poe died</li> <li class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Westminster Hall & Burying Ground including <em class="x-el x-el-span c1-40 c1-41 c1-b c1-8w c1-1o c1-48 c1-8x c1-8y">two</em> Poe graves</li> <li>The Poe Statue</li> <li>Tour of The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum</li> </ul> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Please note that Poe House is an historic site and not ADA accessible (there is no elevator or ramp to the second floor.) </span> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g"><strong>Limited Tour Dates</strong>: April - September. Tour and luncheon is 2.5 hours; bus tour only option is 1.5 hours. </span> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Tours leave from Poe House at 203 N. Amity Street, check dates for available tour times.</span> <strong>Meet your guide 10-minutes before your tour time at the base of the steps at Poe House; refunds will not be granted to late arrivals.</strong> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>
Edgar Allan Poe Death in Baltimore Bus Tour and Lunch at Annabel Lee Tavern
<div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-12"> <div class="vc_column-inner"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Explore the enduring mystery surrounding Poe’s tragic end on a special <strong class="x-el x-el-span c1-40 c1-41 c1-b c1-8w c1-1o c1-1i c1-8x">Bus Tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Life and Death in Baltimore</strong>. The 2.5-hour tour ticket includes stops at four important Poe Places around Baltimore, including Poe’s graves (he has two!) plus a private prix-fixe lunch at Annabel Lee Tavern, Baltimore's original Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant and bar. <strong class="x-el x-el-span c1-40 c1-41 c1-b c1-8w c1-1o c1-1i c1-8x">Bus ticket also includes tour of the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum</strong><strong class="x-el x-el-span c1-40 c1-41 c1-b c1-8w c1-1o c1-1i c1-8x">.</strong></span> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g"> Please note that Poe House is an historic site and not ADA accessible (there is no elevator or ramp to the second floor.) </span> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g"><strong>Limited Tour Dates</strong>: June - September.</span> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g"><strong class="x-el x-el-span c1-40 c1-41 c1-b c1-8w c1-1o c1-1i c1-8x">BUS TOUR ITINERARY (2.5 hours)</strong></span> <ul> <li class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Pickup at The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum</li> <li class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Prix-fixe buffet lunch at Annabel Lee Tavern (vegan options available)</li> <li class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">The Hospital where Poe died</li> <li class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Westminster Hall & Burying Ground including <em class="x-el x-el-span c1-40 c1-41 c1-b c1-8w c1-1o c1-48 c1-8x c1-8y">two</em> Poe graves</li> <li>The Poe Statue</li> <li>Tour of The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum</li> </ul> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-73 c1-74 c1-b c1-c c1-d c1-e c1-f c1-g">Bus Tours leave from Poe House at 203 N. Amity Street, check dates for available tour times.</span> <strong>Meet your guide 10-minutes before your tour time at the base of the steps at Poe House; refunds will not be granted to late arrivals. Beverages and bar tab billed separately.</strong> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>
Allan vs. Poe, A Discussion About Fatherhood
Discussion about Edgar Allan Poe and fathers, presented online and in-person by Poe Baltimore and POETIC Justice in Ayrshire, Scotland.
VIP Festival Pre-Sales, Pavers for Poe Fest International
Donate a PAVER FOR POE in the new walkway at "Poe Park", get first access to VIP Death Weekend Tour tickets or tickets for the Black Cat Ball at 2024 Poe Fest International!
Allan vs. Poe: A Discussion About Fatherhood and Edgar Allan Poe
<strong>Discussion about Edgar Allan Poe and fathers, presented online and in-person by Poe Baltimore and POETIC Justice in Ayrshire, Scotland.</strong> Edgar Poe was orphaned at the age of two and taken in by John and Francis Allan of Richmond, Virginia. Though at first a seemingly happy foster family, young Edgar would eventually fall out with the brusque and practical John Allan, due to difference in temperament and cultural clash between the sensitive American boy and the Scottish businessman. Their broken relationship would shape Edgar's tumultuous adulthood, and his life would later end mysteriously and tragically in Baltimore in 1849. Join <strong>Poe Baltimore</strong> in Baltimore, Maryland, and <strong>POETIC Justice Productions</strong> of Ayrshire, Scotland, for a special virtual summit about history, fatherhood, literature and heritage, <strong>June 13, 2024, at 7PM EDT. </strong>Attendees local to Baltimore may choose to attend in-person for candle-light visit to the <a href="https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/product/carroll-mansion-tower-exhibit-tour/">Poe Death Exhibit at the historic Carroll Mansion</a>. Light refreshment and gift shop on-site; program will screen in the second floor drawing room. Attendees will learn the Scottish lineage of the Allan family, as well as the life and times of immigrants and southern gentlemen in antebellum Richmond, Virginia. We'll also share the history of Edgar's biological family, the Poes of Baltimore, followed by discussion about the difference between a loving father and a father who loves you. Live Q&A will follow and attendees are encouraged to participate in discussion. <span data-slate-fragment="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">The live session has limited seats to encourage interactive Q&A with the presenters. Please note: All sessions are conducted via the free Zoom web-conferencing platform. </span><span data-key="610">At this time transcription and/or sign-language services are not available; closed captions provided by Zoom. Presentations are conducted in English.</span>
A Pint (and more) for Dead Irish Poets
  Poe was Irish on his father’s side, his great-grandfather and grandfather having immigrated to Baltimore from County Cavan, Ireland. This month we’re celebrating those Irish roots and poetical tradition with a Pints for Poe: Dead Irish Poets Edition party to kick-off St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Dead Irish poet-ry readings and traditional Irish music are […]
The Poe Death Exhibit, Carroll Mansion & Phoenix Shot Tower Tours
Learn the mysterious circumstances of Poe’s death in Baltimore in 1849. Explore the various conspiracies that plague Poe’s legacy and how the very clothes he wore offer clues to the famed poet’s mysterious death. Pay your respects at a special candle-light vigil for the master of horror and mystery. Death and funeral imagery; viewer discretion advised. Exhibit includes mobile App/ Cell Audio Guide plus candle-light vigil and pop-up shop.