Museum News

Fifteen Museum Stores Unite for Holiday Shoppers’ Fair

Visit 15 of the Richmond Region’s best museum stores under one roof at the Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers’ Fair this Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 8 at the Library of Virginia at 800 East Broad Street in Richmond, Virgina. Participating Sites include Agecroft Hall, Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives, Chesterfield Historical Society, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Library of Virginia, The Poe Museum, John Marshall House, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, Richmond Railroad Museum, Science Museum of Virginia, The Valentine, Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Holocaust Museum, Virginia State Capitol and the Virginia War Memorial. Click here for a schedule.

Monumental Good Time with Poe Foundation on 11/23!

Join the Poe Museum’s members embers as they explore Richmond’s historic Monumental Church at noon on Saturday, November 23rd.  Getting a private tour of this Robert Mills designed landmark is rare, and members will be allowed to explore all floors (including the crypt below the sanctuary).  You can sit where young Edgar Allan Poe sat with his foster mother Frances Allan, and see pews where other famous Richmonders sat as well. Since it is a weekend, you can park off of Broad across the street from Monumental in the parking marked for VDOT employees. Contact the Poe Museum today if you have not made your reservations at (804) 648-5523 or email Amber Edens at [email protected]  Not a member? Join today by clicking this link.  

Also going on that day is another exciting open house at Mason’s Hall here in our own Shockoe Bottom at 1807 East Franklin Street.  The building was constructed in 1785, and was the Masonic Hall where luminaries like Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall attended.  It is also reportedly where Eliza Poe, Edgar’s mother, entertained a delighted Richmond audience in her day.  It is the oldest continuously used Masonic lodge in the country.  It is known as the Randolph Lodge, and was chartered in October of 1787.  

While you are in the neighborhood, drop by and see us at the Poe Museum!  We have great holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffing ideas in the gift shop, and offer guided tours at 11, 1 and 3.  What an excellent way to kick off Thanksgiving week!


Spring is here and it has brought with it some NEW shop items.

1. Poe Museum Exclusive Pendents on a silver chain. These pendents come in two colors: Raven Black & Tell Tale Red. (see photo)

2. Poe Museum Soap.

3. Anatomically shaped “Tell-Tale Heart”  lollipops.


The list goes on and on!

Not all of our new merchandise is available online currently so please be sure to stop by the Museum store to see what is new.

New Merchandise Coming Soon!

To all our Poe fanatics out there, the Poe Museum store will have new awesome products coming this Spring! We are always expanding our offerings to include something for every visitor.

We have tons books for all ages, from kids to scholars. The more serious Poe fan can purchase a Poe bust, The kid in you will love to wear your own wax Poe stache, If you love our garden we have may items for you and if you’re just a history buff you can always find items inspired by Poe’s time period with a selection of items from the 19th century.

Check back for updates on what is coming this Spring!