The Edgar Allan Poe House To Open Weekends In October

FREE ADMISSION COURTESY OF FREE FALL BALTIMORE

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:45am

(Baltimore, MD) October 3, 2013 – Poe Baltimore, the non-profit organized to fund and preserve The Edgar Allan Poe House, will re-open the house to the general public on Saturday, October 5 for a limited sneak peek of the refurbished National Historic Landmark and home of Baltimore’s beloved author. The House will be open for free from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout October courtesy of Free Fall Baltimore. 

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Museum of Art Director Doreen Bolger will provide brief remarks at the Poe House at 11 a.m. on October 5 to officially mark the passing of the home from the City of Baltimore to Poe Baltimore before reopening the house at noon. 

Visitors to the home, where Poe lived from 1833-1835 with his aunt, grandmother and two cousins, will enjoy re-installed exhibits that share the story of Edgar Allan’s Poe’s life and death in Baltimore. Significant artifacts on display include Poe’s portable writing desk and chair and a telescope, china and glassware Poe used when living with the Allan family in Richmond Virginia. The reopening of the house marks the only opportunity for visitation until the house permanently re-opens in the spring. 

“Poe Baltimore is excited to invite the public back into the Edgar Allan Poe House,” said Kristen Harbeson, president of the Poe Baltimore Board of Directors. “We are excited to offer visitors and locals alike the opportunity to learn more about Poe by exploring the oldest house where we know he lived, wrote and dreamed.” 

Poe Baltimore is also seeking the public’s help in helping to raise the funds necessary to provide a dedicated and permanent funding stream to maintain and preserve the house. Donations can be made online via Palpal at http://poe.baltimore.org or mailed to Poe Baltimore, Inc. P.O. Box 23773 Baltimore, MD 21203. A donation of $25 can help keep the house open for 1 hour. 

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About Poe Baltimore 

Poe Baltimore is a 501c3 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. The organization is committed to protecting, preserving and celebrating the rich history of the city, the house, and the legacy of one of our most beloved citizens. 

Sara Warfield
410-659-7071
swarfield@baltimore.org