Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond
Edgar Allan Poe, arguably America’s most famous writer, called Richmond home. The Edgar Allan Poe Museum celebrates the man who wrote “The Tell-tale Heart”, “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” with an unparalleled collection of manuscripts, letters, first editions memorabilia and personal belongings. The museum also hosts monthly “Unhappy Hours” in the beautiful gardens that are a popular spot for weddings, receptions and private events.
The Poe Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of Edgar Allan Poe artifacts and memorabilia. Guests can see such rarities as Poe’s boyhood bed, his clothing, and a lock of his hair. Researchers can access the museum’s renowned collection of first editions, manuscripts, and letters. The museum’s diverse collection even includes movie posters and action figures.
Once inside the museum, you'll be fully immersed in Poe history. When you walk up a certain set of stairs, you're walking in Poe's footsteps. Or as you relax in the Enchanted Garden, you are effectively sitting in Poe's office. The paths of the garden are paved with bricks salvaged from the building where Poe began his journalistic career.