Sunday, August 15, 2010

Back to Baltimore, Part 6: The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

Amanda, Darci, & I at Poe's House

My tour of the Poe House has been moved and can now be found at The Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore at The Distracted Wanderer. Hope you'll head over there to take a walk through with me! 


  1. You are one brave woman! Not so much for the macabre part, but for the projects/seedy neighborhood part. I most certainly would NOT have done it! Yikes!

    Big hugs :)

  2. Nice pictures. I've never seen the Poe house in person myself, so I appreciate the "tour!"

  3. Anonymous9:45 AM EDT

    I am so jealous! Beautiful and love that you took us on this history lesson.

  4. another wonderful history lesson! i wouldn't have gotten out of the car there though. no way, not for anything! you are very brave!

    smiles, bee

    ps: don't go back there!

  5. This is a great way to visit that scary but lovely piece of history. I wouldn't have gone alone to a creepy hood. No way. The things you do to keep your blogging friends happy!

    Kudos and big hugs, honey...

  6. I'm sure Amanda liked this

  7. By the way, it's a minor detail, but many modern-day Poe scholars believe that small attic room was actually Virginia's room, not Edgar's.

  8. Undine, you're right, I read that yesterday and it makes sense what with the only access to the room being off of the master bedroom.

    Still, it's definitely more romanticized to think of Poe sitting up there by the tiny window scratching away on paper with pen then someplace else in the house!

  9. I'm with Barb and Miss Bee. Except I wouldn't have gone in that area at all. I avoid the bad side of town always.

    Another fine history lesson as always.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  10. Anonymous6:55 PM EDT

    That china and crystal was beautiful! Thanks for taking us along. Glad to know you didn't set off the alarm...

  11. As a resident of Henrico County outside Richmond, Virginia, I invite you and others to visit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond! It "serves to commemorate his time living in Richmond" and houses "one of the world's largest collections of original manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings." (Wikipedia) It's in the city, but the neighborhood is probably less frightening that what is described in this post.

  12. What an interesting place. I've never been claustrophobic but that place sure does look like it could easily give you the heebie jeebies! :)


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