“Invisible things are the only realities.” — Edgar Allan Poe

E.A. Poe Funeral, Film & Fashion Exhibit

Masks required.


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!

This exhibit includes costumes from recent film & television programs, including Altered Carbon starring Chris Conner as Poe on Netflix/ Skydance, and a special sneak peek at production and costume details from 3 Days Rising, a new movie adaptation of Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher," starring Peter Greene, Ice-T, Mickey Rourke and Frank Whaley.

NOTE: Death and funeral imagery (including body in an open casket), may not be suitable for young children. Viewer discretion advised. Limited street parking and garage parking is available at . This is a ticketed event; timed entry guarantees admission.


Mobile App/ Cell Audio Guide

Poe's Clothing and the mystery of Poe's Death in 1849

Candle-light Vigil for Edgar Allan Poe in the historic Carroll Mansion

Production & Costume Tour from recent and upcoming films/documentaries

Scenes from Poe's *first* funeral

Baltimore clothier, Christopher Schafer, takes on E.A. Poe!


Exhibits by:

Poe Baltimore, The Poe Museum (Richmond VA), The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, Charles Wissinger, Craig Cukrowski & Derek Cukrowski, Eric Stange & Spy Pond Productions, Thad & Season Ciechanowski, Poe Movies, Christopher Schafer Clothier, Jason Strutz Illustration, Jericho Vinegar Works, Roger Miller, Kenny Epps & The Baltimore Camera Club.


ADD-ONS Available, including VIP Death Week "Poe Places" Bus Tour.


1840s Plaza, 29 S. Front Street, Baltimore MD 21202