The Edgar Allan Poe Museum is situated in Richmond, Virginia, and is dedicated to the famous American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Poe, however, never lived in this building but it commemorates the time he lived in Richmond. This museum, in its original form, was built by Jacob Ege.
The museum is significant because it houses one of the world's largest collections of his letters, original manuscripts, first editions, personal effects and memorabilia. It also gives visitors an overview of Richmond in the early 19th century where Poe lived and worked on his books.
In 1922, the Old Stone House, now the museum, was opened and contains all his detective fiction novels, science fiction, horror stories and lyric poems ...
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