“Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.” — Edgar Allan Poe
Poe Death and Film Exhibit
Limited Time: Edgar Allan Poe Funeral, Film & Fashion Exhibit. October 2nd through the 8th.
Edgar Allan Poe Funeral, Film & Fashion Exhibit
Timed entry. Each ticket admits one person. Presented by Poe Baltimore at 1840s Plaza, this NEW "Poe in Film & Fashion" exhibit explores the ways in which Edgar Allan Poe's life and works continue to inspire and shape popular culture. Learn of the mysterious circumstances of Poe's death in Baltimore in 1849 and how the very clothes in which he was found are a tantalizing clue to the mystery of his final days. Next, explore the living arts of fashion and costume in recent films that adapt Poe's life or works, and the aesthetics at play in how Poe is interpreted for modern audiences. A mobile app and live guide are available to answer your questions!
The Black Cat Ball: Hollywood Gothic at 1840s Plaza
The Black Cat Ball : Hollywood Gothic at 1840s Plaza is the Official Party for The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Saturday, October 2nd. Doors open 7:30 PM (VIP 7:00 PM.) 21+ and over only, 100% ID check.
10 Things to know about Poe Fest International, plus 2021 FAQs
Our list of 10 Things to Know About Poe Fest International. Plus, Qs about parking, host hotel, and safety protocols for those traveling to Baltimore? Check out our updated Frequently Asked Questions page!
2021 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival
Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the fourth annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards, October 2 & 3, 2021. This FREE, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts.
2021 Young Saturday Visitor Awards Deadline
The Young Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards (SVA) are a new honor, presented by Poe Baltimore and the Baltimore National Heritage Area, recognizing young artists & writers who have created artistic works inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. High School Students as of the 2021-22 school year in the State of Maryland (grades 9-12 or homeschool equivalent) are eligible to enter a work for consideration. Deadline to enter is September 15, 2021!