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Grave of Edgar Allan Poe

University of MD at Baltimore, Baltimore
  • James M.
    "A man of mystery, a dark genius."(3 Tips)
    Ching Y.
    "3 roses"(2 Tips)
18 Tips and reviews
  • mystery
  • toast
  • cognac
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  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 5, 2014
    Edgar Allan Poe might be dead, but you can feel his presence here.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LowryAugust 27, 2014
    Very cool graveyard. Make sure to walk into the back to see the original resting place of the man himself!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MeagherFebruary 23, 2014
    Leave some cognac.
  • Em K.
    Em KloosAugust 1, 2013
    There seems to be a discrepancy here. See photo attached.
  • Bianca A.
    Bianca AJune 12, 2013
    Beware of closing time. We got locked inside way before dusk. No one even checks to see if anyone is left. The gate gets chained and padlocked and traps you, forcing you to scale the wall...
  • Ching Y.
    Ching Yu ™May 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The famous, mysterious, and anonymous Poe Toaster who left 3 roses and an unfinished bottle of Martell cognac annually was last spotted on Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday on January 19, 2009.
  • Erin M.
    Erin McCarthyDecember 1, 2012
    The gravey one isn't the grave. The statuey one is. Poe tip. Get it, it's like pro tip.
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AlonsoNovember 21, 2012
    What ho! what ho! this fellow is dancing mad! He hath been bitten by the Tarantula. All in the Wrong.
  • Sok G RIP♥x3      💜mnty❤ ♪.
    quoth the raven, nevermore...
  • Griffin P.
    Griffin ParsonsNovember 4, 2012
    Check out the whole cemetery- it's very cool and historical with graves of yesteryear of Baltimore elite. It wraps all the way around. 100% worth it.
  • Walter C.
    Walter ChappelAugust 16, 2012
    I'm as Baltimore as the next guy, but truth be told, Poe doesn't belong to us. He lived here for only the last 18 months of his life and wrote nothing of significance in that period.
  • Samuel N.
    Samuel NunesJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    1809 – 1849
  • harryh
    harryhJuly 3, 2012
    Visit in the early hours of Jan 19th (Poe's Birthday) to get at shot at seeing The Poe Toaster, a shadowy figure who has visited the grave every year for 7 decades to toast Poe w/ a glass of Congac.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 23, 2012
    Go on a rainy day/evening for the full effect. The site is really quite cool.
  • Baltimore Maryland M.
    Pay homage to the famed author here at his final resting place on the grounds of Westminster Hall.
  • James M.
    James MacArthurOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A man of mystery, a dark genius. An inspiration & muse for many, over 150 after his death. Baltimores own literary legend.
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunJuly 20, 2011
    What Kim Hammond loves about Bmore: "Late at night, after ... driving by Poe's grave, heading to Montgomery Street to see the thinnest house in America. It's labeled 'Little House' in stained glass." Read more
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    Since 1949, a mysterious man in black has left three roses and a bottle of cognac on this grave yearly to mark Poe’s death. To this day, the visitor’s identity remains unknown. (From Aerial America) Read more
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