Events > 2019 > October > Poe Funeral Re-enactment at the historic Carroll Mansion

About this event:

Created by Poe Baltimore

800 E. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD
USD 20.00

October 5 & 6th is “Death weekend” in Baltimore, commemorating the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious death in 1849. Visit an interactive art installation at the historic Carroll Mansion, where Poe’s body and casket will lie in state in a re-enactment of the dark and somber day Poe was laid to rest. Then, pay your respects at a special candle-light vigil for the master of horror and mystery.

  • There are two timed-entry tickets available for Saturday which guarantee admission to this installation, and admission is $20pp.
  • Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $25 (tours are every 35 minutes on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM.)

Your admission includes the funeral re-enactment, candle-light vigil, plus a photography/painting exhibit and vendor room.

Poe Death Tour and Funeral Re-enactment at Carroll Mansion

Sculpt in progress, artist Michael Davis

Ticket holders receive express entry to Carroll Mansion at their scheduled ticket time. Spaces are limited, so consider reserving today! NOTE: Death and funeral imagery (including body in an open casket), may not be suitable for young children. Viewer discretion advised.

The exhibit is presented by Jericho Vinegar Works et. al. in cooperation with Poe Baltimore and Carroll Museums. This event is made possible by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and The Baltimore National Heritage Area.

Special thank to these contributing artists:

  • Jericho Vinegar Works (Jennifer and Greg Jericho)
  • Christopher Schafer Clothiers
  • Michael Davis, Sculptor
  • Thomas Brown Woodwright LLC
  • Charm City Top Knots
  • Crystal Micriotti, photography

Funeral viewing and candle-light vigil

Poe enthusiasts take note: The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards is also October 5 & 6, and will take place in front of The Edgar Allan Poe House. Admission is FREE! Visit the festival page for more details. Timed entry to Poe House and other tours also available.

The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore MD, 21223

COVID-19 Update: Poe House is open on a limited, reservation-only basis. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Please click here to book tour tickets.

(Check the Events Calendar for Holiday Schedules &  Special Events. Inclement weather policy: follow City of Baltimore guidelines and warnings.)



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