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Nevermore: Explore Poe's Baltimore

Edgar Allan Poe and the city of Baltimore will forever be linked due to the inventive author’s unexpected and difficult to explain death there in 1849. The trip from the Hotel Indigo to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum and Poe’s grave is about 2 miles round trip and can be covered with a less than 15 minute drive. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn more about one of America’s most beloved and interesting writers.

You will want to start your Poe day with a visit to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. The museum is located in the former home that Poe shared with members of his family. The quaint museum contains many artifacts from Poe’s time including some of the house’s original woodwork. One wall in an upstairs bedroom is covered with quotes from critics and famous admirers reflecting on Poe’s genius. Perhaps most exciting is the attic bedroom that has been restored to resemble how it would have looked while Poe and his family lived there. Admission is only a $5 donation which helps keep the museum doors open. Additionally, there are numerous keepsakes, books, and other mementos available at the museum for purchase.

After you have finished exploring the Poe Museum, you will want to make your way to Westminster Hall and Burying Ground where Poe is buried. The great author’s original burial site is marked in the back of the graveyard by a headstone with the famous Raven on top. However, Poe’s remains have been moved to the front of the cemetery. This spot contains a headstone with the most common image we have of Poe. This historic cemetery also contains the graves of War and of 1812 veterans Samuel Smith and John Stricker, as well as Robert Smith who served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of State.

Once you have finished spending the day learning about one of the most famous poets in American history, be sure to return to the Hotel Indigo for a delicious dinner at Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats.

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Edgar Allan Poe Grave (Westminster Hall and Burying Ground): 519 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21201


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