Poe House image, courtesy of The Baltimore Camera Club

Edgar Allan Poe House Tours

Additional Information

Crowds will gather at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival October 5 & 6, and Poe House will be open to visitors for special festival-day tours. Skip the line!

A timed entry ticket entitles you to "express entry" and includes a tour of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House, plus readings by very special un-dead mystery guests. 

The Edgar Allan Poe House is a National Historic Landmark. 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. 

Note: tours of Poe House are NOT included with general festival admission and tours sell out quickly. This is an historic building and is not wheelchair accessible. Strollers are not permitted. 

Festival-day admission: $15pp 

Ticket Details

The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum will be open for tours both festival days. Tours are limited and tickets sell out quickly. Reserve timed entry tickets $15pp.

Tours meet on the steps of Poe House

203 N. Amity street, Baltimore MD