“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Explore the Museum

“…walking into Poe’s Baltimore home is both disturbing and ethereal.”

Visit Poe House

Open every Thursday through Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Open Wednesdays starting in April.

The Poe Death Exhibit and Carroll Mansion/Phoenix Shot Tower Tours

Learn the mysterious circumstances of Poe’s death in Baltimore in 1849.

Poe's Death in Baltimore Bus Tour

Limited Dates:  April – September, first Saturday of the month

Allan vs. Poe

A discussion about fatherhood and Edgar Allan Poe. Virtual event for Father’s Day.

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards

Join fellow fans for a weekend of performances, movies, music and art, all in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe!

The Black Cat Ball

Official Party of The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and our 75th Anniversary Gala!

The Poe House

Open Weekly

Book Online11 am to 4 pm

Due to the size of the historic site, reservations are required to visit Poe House during regular museum hours/days. Please book online.

The Edgar Allan Poe House, a National Historic Landmark, is open to visitors throughout the year. Please visit our events page to check for holidays or special event schedules.

Poe’s home is in an excellent state of preservation with much of the exterior and interior original fabric from the 1833-1835 period when Edgar lived there with his aunt, grandmother and two cousins. While the house is not furnished, visitors walk on the same floors, stairs and wander within the original plaster walls and woodwork that Edgar lived with.

Exhibits tell the story of Edgar Allan Poe’s life and death in Baltimore and significant artifacts such as Edgar’s portable writing desk and chair, and a telescope, china and glassware used by Edgar when living with the Allan family in Richmond, Virginia. Changing exhibits and tours are scheduled from time to time.

Poe Baltimore is an affiliate of the American Writers Museum.

An Important Note to Visitors: There are no restroom facilities in the House and Museum (though we can recommend nearby facilities.) The House is also not accessible to handicapped visitors and/or service animals but a video tour is available on this website. The House is small with tight winding staircases and may not be suitable for all visitors.

Written Here...

While the exact dates of composition for Poe’s works is often complicated, it is reasonable to assume a number of stories, poems, and reviews were written by Poe during his stay on Amity Street.

Poe Baltimore Events
Poe Baltimore Events
Find out what’s happening at Poe House and beyond on our event calendar.
The Poe App
The Poe App
Enjoy our new mobile app, presented by Poe Baltimore, for visitors to the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. iOS and web version available!
Experience Poe
Experience Poe
Learn more about Edgar Allan Poe’s history with Baltimore, his works, places you can visit in the area, and more.