Get your drink on with Edgar Allan Poe!

The Poe Museum in Richmond has a special "Unhappy Hour" event that allows you to sip your favorite beer or cocktail as you explore Edgar Allan Poe's history. But you better hurry --there are less than 300 tickets left! 

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Poe Museum | 1914 E. Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223
COST: $8 -- get your tickets here! | Kids ages 6 and under are free

Poe Museum

Courtesy of Caitlin Helveston

What to Expect

  • Live music
  • Exhibits
  • Cash bar
  • Light refreshments
  • Poe-themed fun for the whole family
  • Gift shop

The Venue

The entrance to the museum is a gift shop with many Poe-themed temptations such as apparel, accessories, mugs, coffee, miniature stuffed ravens, and more.

The Poe Museum is a quaint location that only opened over a decade ago and is the first museum dedicated to a writer. Although the buildings are small, the museum has a lot to offer -- from the large, open garden area to the displays and history in the buildings. There are four buildings for you to explore, each featuring a different stage in Poe's life.

At the museum you will see displays such as these:

Poe Museum exhibit

Courtesy of Caitlin Helveston

Yes, those are his socks, above!

His last written letter ...

Poe Museum exhibit

Courtesy of Caitlin Helveston

A tribute to "The Raven" ...

Poe Museum exhibit

Courtesy of Caitlin Helveston

At the museum, you will learn all sorts of fun facts about Poe! For instance, while we are all familiar with how dark his works were, his behavior was dark as well. Once, while at West Point, he showed up for a drill butt-naked (not kidding), earning himself a mound of offenses. After getting kicked out of every professional place he attended or worked, he decided to focus on his career. 

Bonus: There are two cats that live at the museum named Edgar and Pluto (fromThe Black Cat) who roam the grounds and greet the guests! They were found by the gardener, and staff volunteered to care for them. 

Want more information about the Unhappy Hour? Check out the event here! And follow the museum on Facebook for other announcements and events! 

Have you been to the Poe Museum? Have you attended an Unhappy Hour before? Tell us in the comments what you thought.