The Secret Charleston Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Experience Charleston through the eyes and mind of Poe . . . if you dare.
Retrace his footsteps through alleys and graveyards on a guided walking tour.
Hear the legends and stroll past the sites that inspired Poe’s most enduring works. Along the way, uncover the source of Poe’s lifelong obsession with the city.
Pat Conroy said it best: “I like to think of him walking the streets of Charleston as I walk them and it pleases me to think the city watched him, felt the shimmer of his madness and genius in his slouching promenades along Meeting Street.”
The Poe Tour leaves daily at 5 PM from the lobby of the King Charles Inn, 237 Meeting Street. Note: from November to March, the tour leaves at 4PM.
Cost: $25 per person. Space is limited to 12 people per tour.
Call 843.860.2155 or Book Now to reserve your spot.
This is a walking tour! Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water, umbrellas, fans. Our sidewalks accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. If you are injured or require a walker or cane, contact me about reserving a bicycle taxi or a private storytelling event.
Use the gents or ladies before the tour starts. Public facilities are located at the tour starting point, and we won’t pass by another for an hour into the tour.