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Richmond, Virginia: Poe Museum

Open since 1922. Edgar Allan Poe did much of his writing in Richmond, and most of his meager possessions ended up in this museum after he died, including a piece of his coffin that fell off. Also here: his dirty socks. Poe had tiny feet.

1914-16 E. Main St., Richmond, VA
Downtown, near the river. On the north side of US-60/E. Main St. between N. 19th and N. 20th Sts.
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 11-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $9.
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Poe's socks.

Museum of Edgar Allan Poe

On display at the Poe museum: Dirty socks and Poe's hair.

[Jody High, 09/28/2021]

Poe Museum.

Museum of Edgar Allan Poe

The museum has an iPhone and Android app that can be purchased for 99 cents that allows you to take an audio tour.

[Kelly Soprych, 03/31/2014]
Museum of Edgar Allan Poe

This is a great place if you are a fan of the famous poet, you might also want to visit St. John's Church on Church Hill. Poe lived across the street (house is still there) and his mother is actually buried in the cemetery of the church. This is also the church where Patrick Henry gave the famed "Liberty or Death" speech and there are re-enactments of that speech every Sunday.

[Janie, 07/04/2004]

Poe was born in Boston and died in Baltimore, but in between he did a lot of writing in Richmond. The museum, opened in 1922, has his boyhood bed and his travel trunk of death, packed with personal items. There's also a statue of Poe in Richmond, on the grounds of the State Capitol.

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