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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Edgar Allan Poe's Richmond

Edgar Allan Poe shaped the literary world as we know it today. Though most well-known for his macabre short stories and poetry, he also pioneered science fiction and detective stories. He spent more time in Richmond than any other city. Come see how this city shaped this remarkable author.

  • 1.

    Shockoe Hill Cemetery

    Shockoe Hill Cemetery

    Here lie those dearest to Edgar Allan Poe.

  • 2.

    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    The first museum to honor a writer.

  • 3.

    St. John's Church

    St. John's Church

    Richmond's oldest church.

  • 4.

    Elmira Shelton House

    Elmira Shelton House

    The home of Poe's one and only true love.

  • 5.

    Talavera House

    Talavera House

    Where Poe's final reading of "The Raven"​ happened.

  • 6.

    Edgar Allan Poe Statue

    Edgar Allan Poe Statue

    A statue to honor a literary legend.

  • 7.

    Linden Row Inn

    Linden Row Inn

    The inspiration for Poe's story, "The Landscape Garden".

  • 8.

    Monumental Church

    Monumental Church

    Here stood the theater where Poe's mother performed as a celebrated actress.

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