Never Far From Home
Every time it looked like the museum would get shut down, members of the community saved it. Through fundraising, the Edgar Allan Poe Museum became one of the central cultural institutions of Richmond.
In an eerie turn of events, the last time the townspeople saved the museum from demolition, they found two stray black cats in the back garden. Some say these cats are Poe and his late wife, Virginia Eliza, taking care of the property.
Poe was so obsessive with his poetry and stories he would never dare leave them unattended. Even if it means staying beyond his time, Poe’s spirit remains dedicated to his legacy and cares about proper preservation.
Curious Objects and Happenings
The museum is bursting with other bizarre stories. Of course, the classic creaking stairs add to the house’s eerie atmosphere, but the mystery is far deeper than just an old house settling.
The pen on Poe’s desk is never in the same place each morning. The museum keepers always place it just to the left of his papers, but by morning each day, the pen has ended up square in the center of the pages. As if he is still trying to scribble out one final message to us—what is he trying to say? Truths from beyond the grave? An admission of guilt? Or something more sinister?
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum is one of the few places in the world where a haunting is welcome. Fans flock to the home, hoping for a chance encounter with the writer’s ghost.
Whether a spirit dwells in the walls is up for debate. But no matter how weird the associations, all visitors are guaranteed a treasure trove of horror and history!
Haunted Richmond, VA
Patrick Henry shouted, “Give me liberty or give me death,” in Richmond and the Revolutionary War began! Perhaps his prophetic words left a darker legacy than intended.
Learn the history of this city, but add a chilling twist on a US Ghost Adventures tour of Richmond. Experience the dark side of Richmond the other tours don’t want you to see!
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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