See inside the historic Edgar Allan Poe House, plus readings by a very special un-dead mystery guest. Learn the history of Edgar Allan Poe's life in Baltimore, explore the poet's mysterious death in the city in 1849, and read the poems and short stories Poe wrote while residing at Poe House.
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 where the author lived.
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. Sign up for live tours October 2 & 3, offered from 11AM to 4PM. Virtual tours are also offered as part of our day-long virtual festival ticket.
Tour admission: $20pp, 1 hour
The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum is a precious historic site and very small. Tours are limited and tickets are required to enter.
Tours meet on the steps of Poe House
203 N. Amity street, Baltimore MD
VIRTUAL TOUR ITINERARY (1 hour)