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Baltimore, Maryland: Where Poe Had His Last Drink

The saloon where notorious boozer Edgar Allan Poe had his last drink, hours before dying, has thoughtfully marked his seat.

1626 Thames St., Baltimore, MD
On the waterfront. From US Hwy 40/Orleans St. downtown turn south onto Broadway. Drive until the street dead-ends at Thames St. Turn right. The saloon is a half-block ahead, on the right.
M-Th 4 pm - 1:30 am, F, Sa Noon-1:30 am, Su noon-10pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Where Poe Had His Last Drink

The Horse You Came In On Saloon is the oldest continuously operating bar in Maryland, and the place where Edgar Allan Poe had his final drink before collapsing a few hours later and dying. The owners have marked the seat where Poe sat as "Poe's Last Stand." The place is reputedly haunted by Poe's ghost, but we were too busy eating onion rings to notice any paranormal activity.

[Bill LaCivita, 10/30/2015]

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