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Birthday Bash – Virtual Tours

January 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

Birthday Bash celebrations do not end at the doors of the Poe Museum! See a virtual presentation of the Poe Museum and Edgar Allan Poe’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Our team of experienced tour guides will show you firsthand the life and legacy of Edgar Allan Poe.

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All Birthday Bash tours are held via zoom. Once tickets are purchased, zoom links will be sent to you via email.

12:00-12:45pm | Poe Museum Guided Tour 

Enjoy a presentation of the world’s finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s artifacts and personal items. Learn about Poe’s tragic life and how it influenced his famous tales of terror. This exclusive tour will show you rare pieces of our collection that are not often on display. Purchase tickets here.

1:00-1:45pm | Eliza Poe’s Richmond

Join the Poe Museum on a tour of Richmond through these eyes of Eliza Poe, renowned actress and mother to Edgar Allan Poe. We will visit where Eliza performed in Richmond, learn about her tragic passing, and understand how she influenced her son into the man we know him today. Purchase tickets here. 

2:00pm-2:45pm | Richmond’s Dark History 

The Old Stone House, located at the Poe Museum, has stood guard over the city for nearly 300 years. What dark secrets of Richmond’s past has it witnessed in that time? Join the Poe Museum for a discussion of pirates, murderers, and other macabre events that haunt Richmond’s past. Purchase tickets here.

3:00-3:45| Poe’s Buried Past

We’ll dig for clues among the long-dead Richmonders that young Edgar Allan Poe loved, hated, and feared in order to discover how they influenced his life and literature. Join us as we visit the very same graves Poe visited around Richmond.  Purchase tickets here.

All virtual tours are free for Poe Museum Members.

Thank you to our sponsors:

This event is a part of our Centennial Celebration. Join us in celebrating our 100 year anniversary with writers R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Black Panther). Tickets available here.