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The Raven’s Trail: A Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston

May 2, 2015 at 10:30 am2:30 pm

In front of Milner Hotel 78 Charles Street South Boston, MA 2116 United States

First Tour: 10:30am
Second Tour: 1pm-2:30pm

The Raven’s Trail: A Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston: This 90-minute tour explores Poe’s connections to Boston, from his birth here in 1809 to his return as a young man in 1827 and his controversial appearance before the Boston Lyceum in 1845. Though Poe spent only about a year living in Boston, he was intensely engaged throughout his career with the writers and editors he called “Frogpondians.” Sites visited include the likely Poe birthplace, Edgar Allan Poe Square and the new Poe statue by Stefanie Rocknak, the grave of Charles Sprague (called the Banker-Poet of Boston), the Frog Pond on Boston Common, and the King’s Chapel Burying Ground. Your guide is Paul Lewis, Boston College English professor and vice president of the Poe Studies Association. $15 fee includes $2.50 that will go to support long-term maintenance of the Poe statue.

No advance tickets.
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The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston