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Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston
October 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 3, 2015
Special for ArtWeek, The Raven’s Trail 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 less than 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, the grave of Charles Sprague (called the Banker-Poet of Boston), the Nathan Appleton mansion (seen from Boston Common), and the Frog Pond. The tour ends at Stefanie Rocknak’s statue, Poe Returning to Boston, allowing for Q&A and selfies taken with Boston’s most photogenic sculpture. Your guide is Paul Lewis, Boston College English professor and vice president of the Poe Studies Association. Cost: $15, $2.50 of which goes toward maintenance of the Poe statue.
The tour starts in front of the Milner Hotel at 78 Charles Street South, Boston MA 02116