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Take your time going through the artifacts at The Poe House and learn more about the famous American mystery author, Edgar Allan Poe

Visiting the Ethereal Home of Edgar Allan Poe

May 29, 2014

If you are a fan of fiction and history, then you shouldn’t miss a chance of a lifetime to visit Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. Located at 203 North Amity St. in Baltimore, this place was the former home of famous American author of mystery and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

Although this house and museum seemed unassuming being a typical row home, it is a designated National Historic Landmark since 1972. Preserved in its excellent original state, mini rental bus visitors can explore this home where Edgar lived there with his aunt, grandmother and two cousins.

The House

Built in about year 1830, the house is a two and a half story bay brick house with a gabled metal roof. Charter bus visitors will find the front door located on the left side of the west elevation, just on the top of a wood stoop. On the north side of the house, there is another contiguous building, while on the south side is windowless.

The Poe House sits on the western edge in the west Baltimore, in the neighborhood of Poppleton. When entering the house, rental bus visitors will first go through the front living room, with its dining area located at the rear and two steps down, like a split level. There are many narrow steps in the house, one leading to the basement, and another to the second floor. On the second floor, coach bus visitors will find two bedrooms and another stairs that leads to the attic.

Exhibits and Museum

The house of Poe is not furnished, however, rental bus visitors can view exhibits that tell the story of Edgar Allan Poe’s life and death in Baltimore. Artifacts of note found in the exhibit are such like 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.

The museum is opened from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors (65+), active military with ID and students (ages 13-21) with ID. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by booking online.

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Other than this house, there are also other things to see in Baltimore. To head to other attractions hassle free, hire a charter bus. Just call 1-800-304-1993 or 443-552-5485 for a quote or to secure a booking.