The original draft of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, "The Raven," along with other memorabilia of the life of ... More
The original draft of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, "The Raven," along with other memorabilia of the life of this unusual writer, is on display in this museum. Poe grew up in Richmond and made frequent visits to the city throughout his life. The author's mysterious death is as intriguing as the tales he wrote. It was in Richmond that he was last seen before he was discovered, beaten and delirious, in Baltimore. He died shortly afterwards. The Poe Museum, housed in Richmond's oldest stone building. Admission: USD6 adults; USD5 seniors and students.
There area several buildings (VERY small) involved but put them all together and you have about a large room filled with information. The first room had pictures and a few items from his youth; the second building told more of his youth and upbringing but the scale model of Richmond took up most of the room so there was only actually a few items of his in there. The third room had nothing relating to Poe himself; only pictures on the walls from other artists portaying a raven. The fifth room had more info on him and his adult life but very few facts or information I hadn’t already know. I read all the plaques and still only took 15 – 20 mins to breeze through. I guess I was hoping for more specific information on his upbringing as related to his written works (more than the obvious few ‘big hits’ of his).
It is a small informative museum with several of Edgar belongings and writings. It takes a few hours to go through (if you read everything). The garden is beautiful and it is well worth the visit for any Poe fan. Admission is only $6.
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