Visit Baltimore Official Guide Fall/Winter 2019 VisitBaltimore_FallWinter_2019_Final_Digital - Page 20

y k o o p S SEE BALTIMORE’S Trace the life and death of Gothic poet Edgar Allan Poe or explore some of Baltimore’s eeriest attractions. books and original letters.) To round out your Poe tour, swing by Westminster Hall & Burying Ground (519 W. Fayette St.). In 1849, Poe was found wandering the streets of Baltimore, delirious and, mysteriously, wearing clothes that didn’t belong to him. He died a few days later and his body rests in this historic cemetery alongside his young wife Westminster Hall & Burying Ground Virginia and her mother Maria Clemm. On Halloween, come for a reading of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and a chance to visit the catacombs. { VISIT } I Interested in the macabre writing of Edgar Allan Poe? Tour the Edgar TIP Head to for more Poe must-visits! Allan Poe House and Museum (203 N. Amity St.), set in the five-room brick home where the author lived from 1832 until 1835. Poe wrote some of his earliest short stories in this home, and it now explores his life in Baltimore. Afterwards, go to the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Library branch (400 Cathedral St.) to check out its collection 18 of Poe artifacts, including rare books, manuscripts, original letters, images and illustrated editions—not to mention a lock of his hair and a piece of his B A LT I M O R E . O R G Take an afternoon to tour some of Baltimore’s most haunted sites. First on the list: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (2400 E. Fort Ave.), where workers and visitors alike have reported mysterious shadows, the scent of gunpowder or the sound of drums in the distance. Some have claimed to see a ghostly guard with a rifle, monitoring the outer battery at the fort. At the Inner Harbor, tour the historic coffin. (The George Peabody Library, U.S.S. Constellation, built in 1855 for the in Mount Vernon, also boasts rare Poe U.S. Navy and now holding court as the