Edgar Allen Poe House, Baltimore
Baltimore, United States
Edgar Allen Poe spent seven of his 40 years in Baltimore, including three in this home in the West Baltimore neighborhood. When he died, at the young age of 40, he was broke, lonely and virtually unknown to all but a few literary critics and scholars. His legacy would be revived decades after his death and his works continue to influence books and movies to this day. The NFL’s Baltimore Ravens pay homage to the writer and poet.
The house on Amity Street is where he wrote Bernice, his first horror story. He did so by keeping himself secluded in his attic. The home and museum also contain some of Poe’s original possessions.
Due to budget cuts, the museum’s hours can vary, call ahead to confirm that the museum is open. As it is off the beaten path, the home does not receive many visitors and this has affected the bottom line. Most of the time, it is operated by a team of volunteers, intent on keeping the museum open to the public.
The MTA 015 bus stops at Saratoga and Schroder, one block past Amity.