Yes. Due to COVID-19 public health and safety measures, groups of up to 6 people may book a private tour of Poe House. Children are counted in this number. Groups larger than 6 should book additional tours, re-entry/rotating entry is not permitted.
Face coverings over nose and mouth (i.e. masks) are required for the entire duration of your visit; you may be barred from entry or your tour ended for failure to follow House safety protocols.
(July 1, 2020) Baltimore City has entered Phase 2, allowing local businesses and public site to re-open to limited visitors. Poe House will re-open for private reservations for up to 6 guests. Reservation is required and walk-ups will not be permitted. Please visit our ticketing site to book a private tour.
NOTE: Social distancing and safety of our staff and guests is paramount, as Poe House is an extremely small space. Guests are required to wear a face-covering over nose and mouth (i.e. a mask) for the entirety of the visit. You may be barred from entry or your tour ended if unable to follow house safety protocols.
Poe House is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11am-4pm. To give everyone enough time to explore the house before our 4pm closing, we close the front door at 3:40 and can’t admit new visitors.
Check our events list to learn about Holiday schedules or planned closures.
Poe House follows the City of Baltimore for guidance on closures or delays on days of inclement weather or emergencies. If City offices or schools are closed or delayed, Poe House will also close or delay that day.
YOU can help make a difference, via visits, purchases from our museum (or online) shop, and tax-deductible donations. Thank you!
Each year, thousands of visitors have safely walked and driven to the Edgar Allan Poe House National Historic Landmark without any issues. There is good security in and around the House, and security cameras operate 24-hours a day inside and outside. Visitors should exercise the same precautions as they would in any city– and we feel confident you’ll discover what so many others have: that our Poppleton neighbors are proud of their affiliation to Poe; that they’re honored to live in a neighborhood that entices people from around the world; and if you ask for assistance with directions, our neighbors will happily explain how to find our parlor door.
There are NO public restrooms on site. (Even Poe used an outhouse and it is no longer here either.)
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Yes, but for personal use only. Any use of photographs for merchandise, commercial purposes, publishing or any other revenue generating products or services must have written permission from Poe Baltimore, Inc. (Fees may apply)
Yes, but must be under the close supervision of a responsible adult.
203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore MD, 21223
(Check the Events Calendar for Holiday Schedules & Special Events. Inclement weather policy: follow City of Baltimore guidelines and warnings.)