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Poe in Comics & The Poe Death Exhibit at Westminster Hall

Monday, October 2nd - Saturday, October 8th, 11:00 to 4:00pm

Poe in Comics and the Poe Death Exhibit opens the week before the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards. For timed entry, October 2 – 6, click here. For weekend admission, visit the festival page for schedule and tickets. Each ticket admits one person


Poe in Comics (NEW in 2023!)

Immerse yourself in the chilling world of Edgar Allan Poe through the hauntingly beautiful medium of comics! Witness his tales of horror and suspense brought to life with eerie illustrations and haunting dialogue that will make your heart race and your blood run cold. Discover rare and collectible editions of Poe’s work, as well as new interpretations from talented contemporary artists who have put their own unique spin on his classic tales.

This exhibit will explore over a century of comic art & illustration featuring the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. You’ll be amazed at the range and creativity of the comics on display as the dark and mysterious side of Poe’s genius is brought to life. The exhibit includes both a live guide and interactive audio/mobile app.

The Poe Death Exhibit

An interactive art installation at historic Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, where Poe’s body and casket will lie in state in a re-enactment of the dark and somber day Poe was laid to rest. Tour the various conspiracies that plague Poe’s legacy and learn how the very clothes he wore offer clues to his mysterious death. Pay your respects at a special candlelight vigil for the master of horror and mystery.

NOTE: Death and funeral imagery (including body in an open casket), may not be suitable for young children. Viewer discretion advised. 


  • Mobile App/ Cell Audio Guide

  • Historical & modern-day collection of illustrated and comic art adaptations of Poe works

  • Appearances of Poe-as-character in graphic novels and comic books

  • Poe's Clothing and the mystery of Poe's Death in 1849

  • Comic Art auction (Sunday, October 8)

  • Candle-light Vigil for Poe

  • Scenes from Poe's *first* funeral

For more information on Poe Festival activities visit


Public Tours 1st Saturday of each month

Tours are offered the 1st Saturday of each month at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Tours last approximately 1 hour.  Participants should enter the Burying Ground at the corner of Fayette and Greene Street. Please dress appropriately; a portion of the tour is held outside. Tours include the Burying Ground and Catacombs.


Fees are $5.00 for adults, children 4 and under FREE. Please bring exact change. If your group has more than 10 individuals please contact us for arrangements. For tour information, dates and COVID-19 policies contact 410-706-2072 or email

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