Tourism Tuesdays: Edgar Allen Poe Grave and Memorial

October 28th, 2014 by WLOY Staff

Screen shot 2014-10-15 at 12.20.43 PM What: Edgar Allen Poe Grave and Memorial

Where: 515 W Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” ~Edgar Allen Poe

Did you know that renowned American poet, Edgar Ellen Poe, was one of Baltimore’s most famous residents? If you enjoy Poe’s work, or simply want to venture into history, pay a visit to Edgar Allen Poe’s gravesite and memorial. But don’t forget to bring a penny! Tradition tells that school children started collecting pennies to buy the poet a more proper grave, and since the 1870’s, visitors have been leaving pennies at on the grave to carry on and remember this thoughtful tradition! Find out more here!

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