How it's connected to Poe: In 1906 a group of folks started the Poe Memorial Association in his hometown of Richmond, and a decade later tried to use the Southern Literary Messenger building (where Poe was a magazine editor) as a monument to him. It was a no-go, per a building inspector who decided the building would be demolished to make room for a widened street. (BTW, they widened another street.)
The fans salvaged building materials and used it to build a Poe Shrine (see below) in the backyard of the Old Stone House, which was the city's oldest house and was being used as a colonial museum at the time. The Shrine opened in 1922. Since its opening, many famous names have dropped by like Salvador Dalí, Gertrude Stein, H.P. Lovecraft, and Henry Miller. Today the museum includes the house, the garden with the shrine, and three adjoining structures.
What you'll see: This museum has the largest public collection of Poe memorabilia and artifacts in the world, including his boyhood bed, a lock of his hair, and first-edition manuscripts and letters!