Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum / Poe Baltimore

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum / Poe Baltimore Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House (a Nat'l Historic Landmark) is open to visitors every Thursday thru Sunday, 11AM to 4PM. Check PoeBaltimore.org for info.
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Poe House is now open for visitors. Please check the schedule for hours. We close seasonally pending weather--check back for updates! Please visit the "Poe Places" link on our website to visit many (free) sites throughout Baltimore all year round. The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum is a National Historic Landmark. BACKGROUND: In a tiny brick house on Baltimore’s North Amity Street in 1833-1835 Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of the early stories that would make him the father of the modern short story, and create and define the modern genres of mystery, horror and science fiction. His spirit and legacy live throughout Baltimore City, inspiring authors, poets, playwrights, businesses – and even our sports teams. Poe Baltimore celebrates this legacy. Poe Baltimore was created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents. We are dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities. Poe Baltimore is committed to enriching the experience of visitors to Baltimore, who come to witness the city that inspired Edgar Allan Poe and his intellectual and literary heirs. We are committed to protecting, preserving and celebrating the rich history of the city, the house, and the legacy of one of our most beloved denizens.

A new record for museum visitors tapping at Poe's chamber door: The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum welcomed our 13,000th...
11/30/2019

A new record for museum visitors tapping at Poe's chamber door: The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum welcomed our 13,000th guest in 2019 today! Thank you to Bobby for bringing his pals all the way from Perth, Australia!

Still counting, but 2019 is officially A RECORD YEAR (and these numbers don't even include the festival!) Thank you, everyone, for supporting Poe House!

11/28/2019
Baltimore City Department of General Services

We are thankful for the support of Baltimore City and the wonderful visitors who keep Poe’s door open for future generations. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! (Poe House will be open this Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy your holiday weekend with us.)

Jackson Gilman-Forlini, DGS Historic Preservation Officer, tells about the current preservation work being done on the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum / Poe Baltimore.

Make sure to subscribe to the Department of General Services YouTube channel so you don’t miss anything!

Thank you to the delightful students (and brave chaperones!) from St. Mary School, Middletown NJ. Great group, great que...
11/24/2019

Thank you to the delightful students (and brave chaperones!) from St. Mary School, Middletown NJ. Great group, great questions, great to have you!

11/14/2019

Update: power has been restored! Poe House will be open for the remaining hours until 4pm today. Thanks, everyone!

Photos from the Black Cat Ball Gothic Red Carpet have posted! Thank you to the Baltimore Camera Club and our Poe-fectly ...
10/22/2019

Photos from the Black Cat Ball Gothic Red Carpet have posted! Thank you to the Baltimore Camera Club and our Poe-fectly decked out attendees for making this a wonderful event. https://www.facebook.com/pg/poefestinternational/photos/?tab=album&album_id=472324473357899

Photos from the Official 2019 Poe Fest Int'l party, the Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall. Photos courtesy Gabriella Demczuk and The Baltimore Camera Club's Roger Miller and Sukumar Balachandran.

Gothic Red Carpet photos have now posted courtesy of The Baltimore Camera Club.

Proceeds from the evening benefit the Edgar Allan Poe House and the American Culinary Federation, Greater Baltimore Chapter.

Photos are coming in from The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards! More will post as we receive them from ou...
10/11/2019

Photos are coming in from The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards! More will post as we receive them from our photographers. Thank you to the over 1800 attendees this year and a 100% sold out weekend!

10/5/19, Baltimore, Md.

The second annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore, Md. Oct 5-6, 2019.

Photos by Gabriella Demczuk

10/06/2019

It’s day 2 of the The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards! Visit us, until 4:00 PM.

Tonight, we honored the six winners in two categories of the first and 2019 Saturday Visiter Awards, including Damien Dr...
10/06/2019

Tonight, we honored the six winners in two categories of the first and 2019 Saturday Visiter Awards, including Damien Draven, Nicholas Schlief, Tracy Dentico, and Devon and John Armstrong. Congrats!

We’re festing until 4 today and from 11 - 4 tomorrow, too w more entertainment and RavenBeer and Annabel Lee!
10/05/2019

We’re festing until 4 today and from 11 - 4 tomorrow, too w more entertainment and RavenBeer and Annabel Lee!

It’s a gorgeous day for a festival! Come on down!
10/05/2019

It’s a gorgeous day for a festival! Come on down!

10/04/2019

Hope you’re watching WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore’s Morning Show!

There is so much to see and do this weekend at the @Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, including performances by  The Ph...
10/03/2019

There is so much to see and do this weekend at the @Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, including performances by The Phenomenal Animals & Half Light Theatre! And this year, we've added a Reader's Tent, hosted by the Maryland Writers' Association. Check out the food by Annabel Lee Tavern, too! See a complete listing at https://poefestinternational.com/festival-program

The Poe Fest Int'l program has been updated and the parking is going to be easy! We've reserved free accessible parking ...
09/29/2019
Where to Park/ How to Get to Poe Fest Int'l

The Poe Fest Int'l program has been updated and the parking is going to be easy! We've reserved free accessible parking at Francis M. Wood High School, 1001 W. Saratoga St.; there's street parking surrounding event and garage parking at UMB Parking Garage on Poppleton and Baltimore Sts., just three blocks away.

The festival site is in front of The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum at 203 N. Amity St. Poe House is 1.5 miles from Inner Harbor, 1 mile from Poe's grave at Westminster Hall. Amity street will be CLOSED to thru-traffic.

Want to give back in a unique way? Donate a paver to ensure Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy in Baltimore. Add yours to the en...
09/24/2019

Want to give back in a unique way? Donate a paver to ensure Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy in Baltimore. Add yours to the engraved pavers in the new park walkway across the street from Poe House, which leads you to the 2019 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards RavenBeer Garden featuring Poehemia and Unhappy Hour with The Poe Museum on Oct. 5. Come see, be seen and raise a glass during Poe's death weekend.

09/18/2019

WBFF FOX 45 focused on Poefest today! Tom Rodgers WBFF FOX45 Baltimore is ready for the two-day festival. www.poefestinternational.com

Tickets are still available for the Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall Cognac & Roses Masquerade, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Must...
09/16/2019

Tickets are still available for the Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall Cognac & Roses Masquerade, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Must be 21+ to attend. $125 pp. Purchase in advance at BlackCatBall2019.Eventbrite.com

Folks who missed out on Saturday VIP bus tours, weep not. Or, rather... weep more! You can still see the Poe funeral re-...
09/15/2019
Edgar Allan Poe Funeral Re-enactment and Candle-light Vigil at Carroll Mansion

Folks who missed out on Saturday VIP bus tours, weep not. Or, rather... weep more! You can still see the Poe funeral re-enactment at Carroll Museums. Advance tix or at the door, Sat and Sun: http://PoeFestFuneral2019.eventbrite.com

(Psst! Two sets of bus tix are also still available Sunday: poefestinternational2019.eventbrite.com)

October 5 & 6th is “Death weekend” in Baltimore, commemorating the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious death in 1849. Visit an interactive art installation at the historic Carroll Mansion, where Poe's body and casket will lie in state in a re-enactment of the dark and somber day ...

Poe House will be closed an hour early 9/12/19 in anticipation of increased traffic due to President Trump's visit to Ba...
09/12/2019
Poe House closing early 9/12/19

Poe House will be closed an hour early 9/12/19 in anticipation of increased traffic due to President Trump's visit to Baltimore. We will -re-open at 11AM on Friday, 9/13/19. Thank you for your understanding.
http://www.poeinbaltimore.org/poe-house-closing-early-9-12-19/

Poe House will be closed an hour early 9/12/19 in anticipation of increased traffic due to President Trump’s visit to Baltimore. We will -re-open at 11AM on Friday, 9/13/19. Thank you for you…

We are grateful for Poefest Int'l sponsor Susan Jaffe Tane,  author of, "Evermore: The Persistence of Poe: The Edgar All...
09/11/2019

We are grateful for Poefest Int'l sponsor Susan Jaffe Tane, author of, "Evermore: The Persistence of Poe: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection". Her collection was once featured at Enoch Pratt Free Library. Check out www.susantane.com

Much speculation has been written about Poe's final days and everything from alcoholism to rabies has been offered as th...
09/06/2019

Much speculation has been written about Poe's final days and everything from alcoholism to rabies has been offered as the cause for his mysterious death at the age of 40. His remains are in the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Balto. Come see & learn more during Poefest Int'l. https://poefestinternational.com/

09/03/2019
The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards

The 2019 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards is shaping up to be as amazing as last year. Couldn't be there? Have a look at highlights from the 2018 festival and then get ready to join us October 5 & 6, 2019 in Baltimore! PoeFestInternational.org

The 2019 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards is shaping up to be as amazing as last year. Couldn't be there? Have a look at highlights from the 2018 festival and then get ready to join us October 5 & 6, 2019 in Baltimore! PoeFestInternational.org

Poe Movies
09/02/2019

Poe Movies

We had a blast on Saturday with Poe's Magic Theater, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theater, and of course, Poe Baltimore. Cannot wait to see all of you again and our fans at the Poe Festival in October!

Published in 1845, "The Raven" is an 18 verse-poem, with most verses ending in "Nevermore!" Come to the free Poefest Int...
08/30/2019
October 5 & 6, 2019 203 N. Amity Street Baltimore, MD 21223

Published in 1845, "The Raven" is an 18 verse-poem, with most verses ending in "Nevermore!" Come to the free Poefest Int'l to learn more about Poe and his influence, Oct. 5 & 6.

The Saturday Visiter Awards are a new honor, presented by Poe Baltimore, recognizing Edgar Allan Poe’s continuing legacy in the arts and literature around the world.  The prizes will honor media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works. 

"And now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house, so strange a noise as this excited ...
08/28/2019
“Will You Say That I Am Mad?” The case for a feminine twist on E. A. Poe

"And now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house, so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror." Louder... LOUDER! Tickets to Saturday's event are still available: http://youmadpoe.eventbrite.com

When you imagine Edgar Allan Poe’s classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, whose voice do you hear? Is the killer a woman? Explore a feminine twist on Poe’s classic horror tale at “Will You Say That I Am Mad?”, a special evening of mayhem, mystery, movies and magic in Poe’s Magic Theater at th...

Check out the 2nd annual Poefestinternational program: The main event is free each day, 10/5 & 10/6, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ...
08/22/2019
2019 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards

Check out the 2nd annual Poefestinternational program: The main event is free each day, 10/5 & 10/6, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM next to Poe House. There are three special paid options: VIP Death Weekend Tours include a one-hour bus trip to 4 Baltimore-area Poe sites, funeral "viewing" at Carroll Mansion & Poe House tour ($49 pp); Death Weekend Poe House & Museum Tours ($20 pp); and, the Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, Oct. 5, 7:30 - 10:30 PM ($125 - $200 pp). Tickets available for all www.PoeFestInternational2019.Eventbrite.com

Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the second annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards, October 5 & 6, 2019. This free, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the...

Will you say that I am mad? - Poe's Magic
08/22/2019
Will you say that I am mad? - Poe's Magic

Will you say that I am mad? - Poe's Magic

When you imagine Edgar Allan Poe’s classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, whose voice do you hear? Is the killer a woman? Explore a feminine twist on Poe’s classic horror tale at “Will You Say That I Am Mad?”, a special evening of mayhem, mystery, movies and magic in Poe’s Magic Theater at...

Explore a feminine twist on Poe’s "The Tell-Tale Heart" during the show, “Will You Say That I Am Mad?”, a special ...
08/20/2019
“Will You Say That I Am Mad?”

Explore a feminine twist on Poe’s "The Tell-Tale Heart" during the show, “Will You Say That I Am Mad?”, a special evening of mayhem, mystery, movies, and magic in Poe's Magic at the historic Lord Baltimore Hotel Aug. 31, 9 - 11 p.m. $20 pp. Proceeds benefit Poe House.

When you imagine Edgar Allan Poe’s classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, whose voice do you hear? Is the killer a woman? Explore a feminine twist on Poe’s classic horror tale at “Will You Say That I Am M…

"I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him." Tickets are on sale now for "Will Yo...
08/20/2019
“Will You Say That I Am Mad?” The case for a feminine twist on E. A. Poe

"I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him." Tickets are on sale now for "Will You Say That I Am Mad?" featuring Poe's Magic, Poe Movies, and National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre! http://youmadpoe.eventbrite.com

When you imagine Edgar Allan Poe’s classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, whose voice do you hear? Is the killer a woman? Explore a feminine twist on Poe’s classic horror tale at “Will You Say That I Am Mad?”, a special evening of mayhem, mystery, movies and magic in Poe’s Magic Theater at th...

Thank you to the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA who visited Poe House today. Safe travels, ladies!
08/16/2019

Thank you to the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA who visited Poe House today. Safe travels, ladies!

Here's a 2019 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards highlight - Baltimore's own RavenBeer will be sold Oct. 5 ...
08/16/2019

Here's a 2019 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards highlight - Baltimore's own RavenBeer will be sold Oct. 5 & 6 in a special RAVENBEER GARDEN! The site will be a cordoned-off lounge area set close to the entertainment for you to linger and enjoy all Poe Happenings. Try the 20th Anniversary Raven Lager. Must be 21+ to enter. 100% ID check.

Come darken Poe's chamber door during the 170th anniversary of his death at the 2nd annual The International Edgar Allan...
08/13/2019
October 5 & 6, 2019 203 N. Amity Street Baltimore, MD 21223

Come darken Poe's chamber door during the 170th anniversary of his death at the 2nd annual The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Oct. 5 & 6, with support from The Poe Museum, West Point - The U.S. Military Academy, and Poe Cottage at Fordham. The free, family-friendly outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors, and food, celebrating his influence on the arts. Details at www.poefestinternational.com

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival, Baltimore MD

“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door...”
08/02/2019
10 Authors’ Houses You Can Visit

“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door...”

Everyone has literary idols, and we take a look at the famous authors whose houses you can actually go into. You won't want to miss these.

UPDATE: a/c units have failed, so Poe House is closed for the remainder of today. Sorry, everyone! The City of Baltimore...
07/20/2019
City of Baltimore Code Red Extreme Heat Advisory weekend 7/19 – 7/21

UPDATE: a/c units have failed, so Poe House is closed for the remainder of today. Sorry, everyone!

The City of Baltimore has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Advisory for the weekend of 7/19 thru 7/21. Due to the advisory, Poe House staff will monitor the heat situation and, if temperatures climb beyond our ability to mitigate indoors, to close early if necessary. We advise all guests to arrive as early as possible (we open at 11AM) to avoid the most oppressive afternoon temperatures. [ 57 more words ]
http://www.poeinbaltimore.org/city-of-baltimore-code-red-extreme-heat-advisory-weekend-7-19-7-21/

The City of Baltimore has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Advisory for the weekend of 7/19 thru 7/21. Due to the advisory, Poe House staff will monitor the heat situation and, if temperatures climb …

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203 N Amity St
Baltimore, MD
21223

Charm City circulator Orange Line, stop #210 at UM Bio Park/ W. Baltimore & Poppleton Street. Walk two blocks North on Poppleton Street, turn Left on W. Fayette, turn Right on N. Amity Street. Poe House is 203 N. Amity.

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Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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(410) 462-1763

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