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  1. Ali Villasenor says:

    Just wondering if the Poe house is open in November, if so what are the hours?

    • Amanda Barrett says:

      Hi Ali, the Poe House is currently closed for the winter season. We will be reopening for the spring season in spring 2014 and hope you will visit the house then. Please consider joining our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be notified of special open weekends and events. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Sharon Harris says:

    Thank you so much for opening the doors to the Poe House on Jan.18 & 19 in commemoration of his 205th birthday ! I had wanted to visit the house that weekend but saw that it was closed for the winter. I just saw the announcement that now it WILL be open just for that weekend so I am thrilled ! Will be traveling from central Pennsylvania on Jan.19 to be there to celebrate Poe’s birthday- thanks again !!!

  3. […] :  The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, MD will be open free of charge the weekend of January 18-19. For information see the website: https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/birthday-opening/ […]

  4. Cynthia says:

    When will the museum open in spring 2014 ? My daughter’s spring break is mid March and we would like to visit.

  5. MARIA CLARA MORGAN says:

    A distant toast to edgar allan poe .

  6. Thomas Izaguirre says:

    Glad to finally see its resurrection, so to speak! Godspeed!

  7. […] weekend, a Poe House is finally being reopened to a open after months of being closed. It will be open each weekend by […]

  8. All the best of good luck with the reopened house and the exhibition(s)!
    Yours,
    jorgen g. rasmussen,
    Copenhagen, DK.

  9. […] Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore has reopened on weekends, after being closed to the public in 2012. Since that time, the non-profit group Poe Baltimore has […]

  10. […] of the Baltimore region.” And finally, lovers of poetry, mystery and macabre should not miss the Edgar Allen Poe House, where Poe lived and wrote in the mid […]

  11. Kelly says:

    Is there any way at all we could get in to see it on another day?? We’re planning a trip to Baltimore on a Monday, and seeing the Poe house was one of the reasons we were going..

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accommodate special visits for individuals. Hopefully you will return in the future, as we are aiming to expand our hours. Please accept our apologies, though do peruse the other venues throughout the city that are listed in our website.

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      As mentioned elsewhere, we’re hoping to be open beyond every Saturday and Sunday (11-4pm) though at this time, we cannot manage the cost of any extra days in the week. Hopefully, we’ll add more days in 2015.
      Please help us meet our goal of remaining open Wednesday to Sundays by spreading the word that we’re open, and (if you can) by:
      “pop, pop, popping open your purse and checkbook at the end of 20-ten-and four.”

      Thanks!

  12. Trish says:

    Where did Poe live at the time of his death in 1849?

  13. […] “Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849 under mysterious circumstances. To comme… […]

  14. Gail says:

    Our homeschool book club will be reading Poe’s works in November. Will the Poe House be open on Saturday, Nov. 22? It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving and we don’t want to make plans to come that week if it’s not going to be open. Thanks!

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      We will ALL be giving thanks to Poe, so YES, we will be open, sated, and welcoming visitors to (thankfully) celebrate our beloved Edgar Allan Poe both the weekend BEFORE and AFTER Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to meet you when you come tap, tap, tapping at our chamber door!

  15. k park says:

    We (2 of us) plan to visit your museum this Saturday (dec. 6, 2014). Do we need to make reservations or buy tickets in advance?
    Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible,

    kpark

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Sorry we didn’t see your message until after your visit. As mentioned previously, tickets are available at the door, and seldom is there a wait. It’s quite easy to visit the house and we have a credit card machine to process your sale. Thanks!

  16. Amanda says:

    Is the poe house open on December 27, 2014? I wanted to purchase tickets in advance but when clicking do not see any listed. It seems unclear whether they are open until the 28th of December like this page says or until end of November like another page says. Thanks!

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Yes Amanda,

      We’re open the final Saturday and Sunday of December 11-4pm (though be sure to come before 3:45pm since we don’t let visitors enter after that time.) Feel free to simply arrive at the house and purchase your ticket there. We accept credit cards, and so far this month, there has seldom been a wait. Looking forward to seeing you then!

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      As mentioned, we’ll hope to see you at the house. Usually there’s no line, and you can easily pay for your admission with credit cards at the house. December 27 and 28 are our last visiting days until spring, and we are open 11-4 (though close the door at 3:45 to allow enough time to see the house before it closes at 4pm.) Hope to see you this Saturday!

  17. Dave DeRan says:

    Poe’s creepy stories fascinated me as a teenager. This painting is of a woman that Poe could have loved in a dark setting he seemed to prefer and with an infusion of nature that I embrace artistically.

  18. tim carney says:

    looking forward to finally (never been before) visiting for the 206th birthday celebration this weekend!

  19. nana gail lauer says:

    Thank you for having the open house. I will be making a donation at the door. I have wanted to see this house for over 40 years. So looking forward to my visit.

  20. Jennifer sturm says:

    Is the museum closed this January? I would like to take my girls on Sunday but I can’t find info on the hours.

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      The Poe Museum has no heat, and is closed until the Memorial Day weekend (May 23-Dec 27, 2015) though please be sure to keep an eye out here for special events and announcements.

      Our NEXT event, “Poe, Pints, & Poetry” will take place on Saturday, April 11, from 2-6pm.

      We’ll post more about this special afternoon in our UPCOMING EVENTS listings soon, and look forward to seeing you then, or on Saturday, May 23, 2015 when we reopen the house.

  21. Maria says:

    My family and I are looking forward to visiting the museum on spring breaks, however it will be closed right? I know there is some information about it, I just want to be sure so I don´t make plans. Thank you

  22. Poe Baltimore says:

    We are closed until Memorial Day weekend and will then be open on weekends until December. If you have not done so already, please like our Facebook page to receive updates not only on our spring re-opening, but also on special events while the house itself is closed. We hope to see you after we reopen.

  23. Donna says:

    Oh no! I just booked a trip to go with my sister on her business trip to Baltimore…I planned to visit the Poe House while she was working. Oh well. Can we still visit his gravesite? Any other suggestions?

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Thank you for your interest in visiting the Edgar Allan Poe House. We plan to reopen on weekends this spring starting Memorial Day weekend. As for the gravesite and other locations related to Poe in Baltimore, please use our interactive map of Poe-related places to plan a tour. You can take an online tour of the house.

  24. Emilce Quiroz says:

    Hi there,
    My name is Emilce Quiroz. I’ve just moved to Baltimore from DC and have recently attained my A.S. in psychology. I am highly interested in your intern position at the Edgar Allan Poe house. I currently live in one of many artist collectives in Baltimore and am, at heart, a poet. I have just gotten accepted into several colleges around the country to continue my education and pursue a Bachelors in Journalism. I’ve known since I was a child that I wanted to be a writer but I never knew how I could reach people, make an impact and make a difference until recently when I decided that Journalism could marry my passion for writing and social justice effectively. I grew up in southern California and have lived in the DMV for over six years and am ecstatic to be living and growing in the hometown of one of my greatest idols, Edgar Allan Poe. Reading his works as a child made me fall in love with poetry and the written word. To be able to work where he spent his life would be a dream come true for me. I know that I have a lot to offer as a potential intern as well. I have had a job since I was 15 years old and have always moved up the ranks no matter where or who I worked for. I am an intensely driven and hardworking individual and have had the chance to polish my customer service and management skills over the years. I have three years managerial experience under my belt and can successfully run a small business if I have to. I’m passionate about the arts and aim to support them in any way possible for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, as I type this, the link to the page for instructions to apply for the internship is down but I was so eager to apply I decided I wanted to go ahead and submit what I could right now. I’d love to hear back from you all and successfully attach a resume somewhere. Thank you for your time.
    -Emilce

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Hello Emilce! Please click on the image at the bottom of the post for full details on how to submit your resume, letter of interest, and other materials. Please email poebaltimore@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  25. Suzanne Watras says:

    I will be in Baltimore for my Birthday next week, and really wanted to see the Edgar Allen Poe grave site and museum house. Alas to my dismay you guys are closed. 🙁 Is there no way to visit the house or grave site? I have wanted to visit for a long time, but never have the time off to do so… Please let me know what attractions may be available while I am in town for my birthday (April 1st, 2015).
    Sincerely,
    Suzanne W.

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Thank you for your interest in visiting the Edgar Allan Poe House. It is true the house will be closed until Memorial Day. As for the gravesite and other locations related to Poe in Baltimore, please use our interactive map of Poe-related places to plan a tour. You can take an online tour of the house on our site as well.

  26. Janice Podgurski says:

    Will you be closed 4th of July weekend? My family will be coming up on the 5th of July, and would like to visit the museum then.

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      We will be open that weekend our usual hours of 11 AM-4 PM with the last entry at 3:40. We look forward to your visit!

  27. wendy hartung says:

    Visiting in November…on a Saturday…how much is an adult ticket?

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors over 65, active duty military and students. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the house.

  28. Meg says:

    How much and when?

    ALso, can we see the raven side?

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      The items are now in our shop, so we updated the post with the information you requested. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  29. Sarai Ayala says:

    Sarai was a finalist for the Poe Toaster, and she would love to attend the poetry readings to perform her own personal tribute to Poe in song.

  30. FINALLY!!! The True Reason For The Death Of Edgar Allan Poe. The Mystery Of “Reynolds” Revealed.
    Previously, we proposed that Poe based his famous short story, “The Cask of Amontillado” on the infamous 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Poe knew that his demise was attributable to his unflattering portrayal of Hamilton as the “Fortunato” character in his revenge tale. Now, the true reason for Poe’s death is unveiled.

    As Poe lay near death in a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, he left with his dying breaths, a clue for all posterity, as to the reason for his murder. In his final extremity, Poe cried out, repeatedly, the name, “Reynolds.” Poe experts have theorized for more than a century and a half about the identity of Reynolds. Was he a witness? Was he the person responsible for Poe’s condition? Was he Poe’s murderer?

    Alexander Hamilton would have known very well the name “Reynolds.” Hamilton’s political aspirations were destroyed by his illicit affair with one, Maria Reynolds! Aware of this fact, Poe used the name “Reynolds” to leave for all time, this Hamiltonian clue to the reason for his death!

    More @ http://www.erbyonpoe.com.

    Copyright © 2015, Cranston Erby. All rights reserved.

    Kristen,
    I am available to partner with Poe Baltimore to assist with funding efforts. I can be reached at the above email address.

    Cranston Erby

  31. Irene Bortolussi says:

    Why us the museum closed today on his birthday?

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      During the winter months, the house is closed due to the lack of heat at the site. During our open season, we are just open on weekends. We did open the house, free of charge, the weekend before his birthday in 2014-2016, and in 2016, we plan to offer expanded visiting hours.

  32. […] There’s good reason bookworms love it here, as writers such as Gertrude Stein, Ogden Nash, and Frederick Douglass called Baltimore home. However, Baltimoreans are especially proud of their connection to Edgar Allan Poe, who died and was buried in Baltimore. You can visit both his grave and the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. […]

  33. I have read at the house and my sonnet on the tomb of Poe when I read in the Poe room at Enoch Pratt; I do not see Poe as a revolutionary poet in any way- his lan guage contrasting Dickinson or Whitman.

    However- it’s his subject matter: the preoccupation with death and the specificity there in is the attraction- since death is a great concern persons throughout history have NOT wanted to talk about- and still don’t.He taps into obsession that appeals to me- TEETH, for example- beating hearts, persons engulfed in flames..

    Great contributions to literature come with that sort of specificity= and we see little of it in modern day poetry- take the new yorker or little patuxent review- it’s all quite acadeemic (my spelling)

    Actually, his poetry seems pretty tame in a poem like To Helen- BUT- when he starts to “go off” into his death obsession- it gets interesting. A lot of people like the “To Helen” or “The Raven” becuse the subj matter is tame.

    Malarme’s sonnet “Sur Le Tombeau de Poe” is the greatest tribute. Europeans “got” Poe- amurikans still don’t.

  34. Theresa says:

    Hello!
    What will your Hours be on opening day? Thank you!

  35. Charles J. Adams III says:

    Hello…
    I am a travel writer for the Reading Eagle newspaper in Reading, PA (and a massive Poe fan). Might you have any high-def images of the Poe House that I could use with a story I’d like to do?
    …Charlie Adams, Reading, PA

  36. Lauren Davis says:

    How long will the photography exhibit run?

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      Thank you for the interest in the exhibit. At this time, we do not have an end date set, so it should be there for at lease the next several weeks. Once we know an end date, we will update this post.

  37. Susie Lew Wang says:

    Will Spring 2016 schedule include weekdays?

    • Poe Baltimore says:

      We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with last entry at 3:40 PM.

  38. david eberhardt baltimore 4 says:

    a fine commentary by one of our “beloved” writers in b more- Poe’s obssesion with teeth strikes a chord, as they say- that few current writers will acknowledge- our poetry and prose is too academic- Poe wrote about deeper concerns as we, STILL, refuse
    and so we love him

  39. Jeanette Brown says:

    I have a small group of 6 literature students, and we are interested in a visit.

  40. Diego Jimenez says:

    Congrats to The Beaver Family. They were at this amazing house full of memories of Poe, the best writer in the history of the USA

  41. Poe Baltimore says:

    We’re so thankful to have such ardent fans who trekked from around the world to celebrate Poe’s life and legacy. Thanks to you as well for being part of Poe’s lively community!

  42. […] nightly outdoor entertainment. If your a fan of literary author Edgar Allan Poe, be sure to visit The Edgar Allan Poe House and his grave in the Westminister Hall […]

  43. […] Poe Baltimore | The Museum. […]

  44. […] died an odd + mysterious death in Baltimore. Learn more about the haunted writer by visiting the Edgar Allan Poe Home & Museum, where you can see where Poe lived + wrote in Baltimore. Afterward, head on over to the Maryland […]

  45. Follow in Poe’s footsteps around the city starting with the only remaining home he ever resided in and ending with his gravesite at Westminster Hall. See below to learn more about Poe’s legacy in Baltimore.

  46. […] Edgar Allan Poe House is mildly famous but often overlooked by the everyday visitor to Baltimore. You can tour the home […]

  47. […] in Baltimore | Poe House Museum | The Horse You Came In On […]

  48. […] on the same floors and wander within the original plaster walls and woodwork as Poe at the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. The refurbished National Historic Landmark is where Poe lived from 1833 to […]

  49. […] driving through Maryland this Halloween, make a literary pitstop at Edgar Allan Poe’s home in Baltimore. Poe, known for his macabre work, like “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, […]

  50. […] Atomic Books where John Waters picks up his fan mail, The Wire, and the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, […]

  51. […] Charles Dickens Museum, Musée Jules Verne, Poe Baltimore, Museum Alexandre Dumas, Maison […]

  52. […] 2. Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum […]

  53. […] poem that made him a household name, The Raven, was published by the Evening Mirror in 1845. The Edgar Allan Poe House is a National Historic […]

  54. […] Museum the night before and decided to squeeze it into our plans in Richmond, given my visiting the Poe house and museum in Baltimore in 2006 and his house in Philadelphia on father’s day 2017, because when it comes to honoring […]

  55. […] lived within. The narrow staircase will take you to Poe’s attic workroom, where he wrote many stories, poems, and articles.  Such genius in such a small, crowded house. […]

  56. […] surrounded by Baltimore’s infamous low-rise housing projects. It has a really interesting history (and dedicated volunteers), and my ill-advised decision to walk there meant I saw the other side of Baltimore (VERY different to […]

  57. […] by Baltimore’s infamous low-rise housing projects. It’s got a really interesting history, and walking there meant I saw the other side of Baltimore (quite different to the glassy […]

  58. […] Edgar Allan Poe’s house in Baltimore, […]

  59. […] Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum-The Poe House is the former residence of the famous writer. It has been a writer’s house museum since 1949 and has been deemed a National Historic Landmark since 1972. For more information about hours and admission click here. […]

  60. david eberhardt says:

    At the Tomb of Poe

    He sinks beneath the surface like a stone,
    Sidling crab wise down ‘til buried in mud,
    A gold bug thread wise through vacant skull eye down
    Into maelstroms of stars. Less and less loud, the thud,
    Of shovelfuls above him …. into sidereal time, the tunnel back to light obscured…..
    Buried alive as he thought ! As if to keep him down, the green
    Block from some ancient , obscure disaster – Vermont granite dug ,
    Ripton quarried, dark green, not jadeite green, an intenser, darker green –
    As absinthe, but blacker, still, like “Nevermore” , its dense sheen
    Like shiny hair : black hair, Ligea’s, Virginia’s, Helen’s or Lenore’s.
    Bury the critics alive, I say, Poe careens
    Down corridors of light, more drunk than before!!

    Upon the stone a raven carved, the words blur, but it’s not the end.
    Buried alive in our imaginations , he rises eerily, again! david eberhardt

  61. […] Yeah they’re called Poe Baltimore and they are in charge of the Edgar Allan Poe house and museum that we have here. I don’t understand all the ins and outs exactly, but I guess the city […]

  62. Sheri says:

    Minor correction on the map marker. Prior to Poe’s Aunt and cousin moving to Amity Street, their rental was on the southwest corner of Eastern and Exeter, not in the middle of the block. The building was torn down and the location has been a parking lot for decades. This coincides with the description in Van Cleef’s article “Poe’s Mary”, in which Mary and Poe flirted by waiving handkerchiefs from the garret windows of their respective homes. In that article, she doesn’t exactly remember the street name and it was printed as Essex. She actually lived on Exeter Street one half block north of Eastern (Wilks).

  63. […] EDGAR ALLAN POE HOUSE & MUSEUM  has invited Jay to read the following afternoon.  Jay will read for 45 minutes – 1 hour on June 9th, at 2 p.m. in this intimate, historic space.  Tickets are required for this event.  Books will be available for purchase.  (The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, located at 203 North Amity St. in Baltimore, Maryland, is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe in the 1830s. The small unassuming structure, which was opened as a writer’s house museum in 1949, is a typical row home.) Wikipedia.  https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/museum/ […]

  64. Robert A Kent says:

    “Horror that makes the flesh crawl as with maggots.Terror that turns the brain to jelly.These mark the work of Edgar Allan Poe.For nearly a century and a half readers have wondered at the mad creations of his fevered brain,even as their bood ran cold with fear…as shall yours…” This was the opening by E.G. Marshall of the adaptation (by George Lowthar) of Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” on the CBS Radio Mystery Theater on March 14,1974,featuring Kevin McCarthy and Arnold Moss,and I was listening.Notice what this means:45 years now since that broadcast-In other words,the length of Poe’s entire lifetime plus five years added to that!

  65. […] Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum-The Poe House is the former residence of the famous writer. It has been a writer’s house museum since 1949 and has been deemed a National Historic Landmark since 1972. For more information about hours and admission click here. […]

  66. […] course, the best way to learn about the American icon and his celebrated work is to visit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, a modest building where he lived for much of the 1930s with his teenage cousin/bride, Virginia, […]

  67. […] course, the best way to learn about the American icon and his celebrated work is to visit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, a modest building where he lived for much of the 1930s with his teenage cousin/bride, Virginia, […]

  68. […] Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum (Baltimore, Maryland) […]

  69. Ava C. says:

    I’be been reading a lot of Black Lives Matter statements recently and this is by far the most sincere. Baltimore is one of my all-time favorite cities and I love to visit. Bless the hearts of the Poppleton residents who directed this easily-confused tourist to Poe House more than once. They couldn’t be nicer. Love you Baltimore! Love you Poppleton! Love you Poe House! Transcend hatred and racism with appreciation, respect and love of each other…

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