- Historic Sites
Edgar Allan Poe House And Museum
The primary item on display is the house itself, the place in which Poe penned his collection "Tales from the Folio Club". In addition, a number of pieces related to Poe are exhibited, including glassware and china belonging to John Allan (Poe's foster father), a telescope reputedly used by Poe, Poe's sextant, a traveling desk (or lap desk) he presumably used at the University of Virginia and a full-sized color reproduction of the only known portrait of Poe's wife, Virginia, done at her death in 1847. A set of Gustave Dore's 1884 illustrations for Poe's "The Raven" are featured on the second floor.