“The little house at Amity St”
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. The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, located at 203 Amity St. in Baltimore, Maryland, is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe in the 1830s. Now open as a museum, the small unassuming structure is a typical row home, and also houses the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972. Due to a loss of a subsidy from the city of Baltimore, the Museum may soon have to close its doors.
Not in a very good area of the city, but interesting none the less. Go in the daytime and you shouldn't have a problem.
Interesting but does not have as much information as his house in Philadelphia. its small and has lost of cramped stairs so if you have a hard time getting around you wont be able to see anything. if your an avid Poe fan I still recommend going as its only a mile or so from his grave site so you might as well hit it while your there.
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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
- Sun, Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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