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Ghost Tours by the Book

Like to read scary stories? How about tracking the authors and the stories to their origins? Ghost Tours for Travelers Who Read….

Edgar Allan Poe

You can’t beat Edgar Allan Poe for scary stories. He invented the modern detective novel, but also thrilled with his eerie tales like my favorite, The Cask of Amontillado and Murder in the Rue Morgue, or the Tell Tale Heart.  Poe is associated with several cities-Baltimore where he is buried, Richmond, Boston, and Philadelphia. A New York City tour promises to introduce you to Poe’s haunts in that city with their “Edgar Allan Poe and His Ghostly Neighbors of Greenwich Village” walk around New York University Library, Washington Square Park and Poe’s former residence. They say that E.A. Poe is their most popular ghost. Continue reading Ghost Tours by the Book

5 Places to Visit the Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe


Books: Anything by Edgar Allan Poe

Destinations: Boston, Richmond VA, Philadelphia, Bronx and Baltimore.

If you hurry, you might still be able to take a road trip to Poe Places during the 200th anniversary month of his birth. He was born January 21, so your humble blogger has fallen behind in talking about Poe.  And come to think of it, his books and poetry did not rely so much on those cities he lived in.  But I happen to like Poe, so recommend you pour a glass of sherry, turn off most of the lights and dust the cobwebs off your Poe library.  He just may be one of the most underrated American writers.

Have you visited the Poe House in Philadelphia? The Poe Museum in Richmond? The gravesite in Baltimore? What is your favorite Poe tale?