Follow in Edgar Allan Poe’s Footsteps

Explore a multitude of Baltimore sites related to the master of the macabre, including his home and his final resting place. Click here to learn more about Poe’s life and legacy.

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The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

The museum, which is open Thursday through Sunday, is located in the original house Poe lived in from 1832 to 1835. It was recently refurbished and showcases artifacts from the writer’s life, such as his writing desk and chair. 

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The Edgar Allan Poe Collection at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has been a local monument to literature and information for generations. Among its treasures is an important collection of Poe memorabilia, including rare books, manuscripts, original letters, images, biographical and critical articles, illustrated editions, and even a lock of his hair and a piece of his coffin. Curated tours for groups between 10 and 15 people are available of Poe’s life with the Pratt Library and the Poe House.

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Original Burial Site and Memorial Grave

Westminster Hall was built in the early 1850s on raised arches above the existing Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, creating atmospheric catacombs. Edgar Allan Poe, his young wife, Virginia, and her mother, Maria Clemm, all found their final resting place within Westminster Burying Ground. The burying grounds are open to the public, but group tours of Westminster Hall and Catacombs can be arranged year-round for a minimum of 15 people.

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Edgar Allan Poe Statue

The Edgar Allan Poe Memorial Association was formed in April 1907 to commission the statue of Poe, and the statue was dedicated in Wyman Park on October 20, 1921. Deciding that the park was too isolated a location for the statue, it was moved under the recommendation of the E.A. Poe Society of Baltimore to the plaza of the University of Baltimore’s Law School, where it now resides. It was dedicated at this new location on October 7, 1983.

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Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens NFL team name comes from one of Poe’s most revered masterpieces, “The Raven,” and the team’s three mascots are named Edgar, Allan, and Poe. You can visit the official live raven mascots, Rise and Conquer at the Maryland Zoo or at the Ravens Walk outside M&T Bank Stadium before every home game. Rise and Conquer are two brother birds that have been raised since 2009 to be animal ambassadors for the Zoo and the team.

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Cruises on the Bay

Take the Legends of Maritime Baltimore cruise aboard The Raven, a purple-trimmed, 99-foot-long, 28-foot-wide touring yacht. Learn about Poe’s presence in Baltimore, the founding of Fell's Point and the "red light district,” the development of the Clippers, Francis Scott Key and more during this 2.5 hour tour.

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Annabelle Lee Tavern

“Annabel Lee” was the last poem that Edgar Allan Poe wrote before his tragic death in 1849. Opened in 2007, the Annabel Lee Tavern in Canton pays homage to the great poet and the great city of Baltimore. Don’t miss a trip to this pub-style restaurant and bar on your tour of Baltimore.

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Located inside the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, this restaurant and bar got a facelift around 2014 and reopened with a gothic feel and a subtle nod to Edgar Allan Poe. Dishes are classic American inspired by local fare with names like the Poe burger.