“featuring the life & career of Edgar Allan Poe”
Called "America's Shakespeare," Edgar Allan Poe created or mastered the short story, detective fiction, science fiction, lyric poetry and the horror story. His dark genius has invited children and adults to read and love literature for over 150 years. Richmond's Poe Museum boasts the world's finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe's manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings. The Poe Museum provides a retreat into early nineteenth century Richmond where Poe lived and worked. The museum features the life and career of Edgar Allan Poe by documenting his accomplishments with pictures, relics, and verse, and focusing on his many years in Richmond.
This was a great little stop on a trip up I95. The Poe Museum was a friendly and creepy little bit of fun, the courtyard amd Poe shrine are gorgeous too. When your done, head 2 blocks down to 17th street and make a right, The Halligan Grill is there, it has a neat firefighter theme and amazing food. Great hushpuppies!!! The combo was a perfect hour and a half break from the road.
I'm a Poe fan, so this was great for me! It is, however, minutiae of his life and the people connected to it. If you are not an avid reader/curiosity seeker, it will likely not be a satisfying adventure. However! For those who are already intrigued/invested in the story and the author, I highly recommend this stop!
Great price and so cool!! We were here for 45 minutes. It is worth the trip for any Poe fan!!
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