The Poe Museum

Historical Site
(804) 648-5523

The Poe Museum began over a century ago when Edgar Allan Poe collector and researcher James Howard Whitty and a group of literary enthusiasts met in Poe’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia, to create the state’s first monument to a writer. The Poe Museum’s collection is now the most comprehensive in the world and its programs reach thousands of scholars, students, teachers, and literary enthusiasts every year. Museum guests can see such rarities as Poe’s boyhood bed, his clothing, and a lock of his hair. Researchers can access the museum’s renowned collection of first editions, manuscripts, and letters.

1914-16 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223