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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Visit Poe's Grave on His 200th Halloween

Looking for a frightful way to spend Halloween night? Or a way to commemorate Edgar Allen Poe’s 200th year? Why not do both at once?

Visit Westminster burying grounds and catacombs at the corner of Fayette and Green streets in downtown Baltimore for more than a glimpse of Poe’s final resting place. The address is 519 W. Fayette St, Baltimore, Maryland.

The event includes eerie music, performed on the restored 1882 Johnson pipe organ, a haunting performance of The Usher Waltz by guitarist Andy Mitchell, words on the War of 1812 from General John Stricker (also buried in the graveyard), ghost hunting tips with a paranormal investigator, a loving tribute to Edgar Allan Poe by his wife, Virginia, a nerve-tingling performance by Frank the Body Snatcher, a stroll through the catacombs and graveyard, and to top it all off … a reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven over the author’s grave.

Is that a heart I hear beating below?

Halloween night only there will be continuous tours from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tickets available at the door: $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (12 & under) & seniors (60 & over).

Once Halloween is over the event is, quoth the raven, nevermore.

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