Monday at the Museum

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So, last week, the blog recommended a day trip to Baltimore to visit one of the most unique art museums in the nation - the American Visionary Art Museum in the Inner Harbor. Baltimore is a rich city, full of historically and culturally significant destinations. We could spend a month of Mondays going through them all, but for now we are just going to focus on some Edgar Allan Poe sites. The master of the macabre, the doctor of despair, the pinnacle of pathos - Poe is one of the most famous American authors of the 19th century, and his literature and poetry has definitely stood the test of time.

Poe lived in Baltimore, at 203 North Amity Street at what is now a museum preserving his legacy.  He died in Baltimore at the Washington College, or Church Home, Hospital, which is no longer standing. And he's laid to rest in Baltimore in the Westminster Burial Grounds, at 515 West Fayetteville Street. We encourage you to explore the mysteries of Poe's life and death in Baltimore, and that you start your adventure at the Poe in Baltimore website:  http://www.poeinbaltimore.org