See inside the historic Edgar Allan Poe House, plus readings by a very special un-dead mystery guest. Each virtual session is led by a live guide who will share the history of Edgar Allan Poe's life in Baltimore, explore the poet's mysterious death in the city in 1849, and learn about 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 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: virtual tours of Poe House are NOT included with general festival admission. Sign up for live tours October 3 & 4 at 12PM, 3PM and 6PM.
Tour admission: $12pp, 1 hour
Due to COVID-19 public health considerations, only virtual tours of The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum are offered this year.
VIRTUAL ITINERARY (1 hour)