Edgar Allan Poe was quite popular in my English classes in high school and college. I remember dramatic readings of “The Raven”, fun recitations of “The Bells”, and suspenseful narrations of “The Tell Tale Heart”. I enjoyed those immensely. Is it any wonder that I consider a visit to this great American poet’s gravesite momentous? And it’s free!
Were it close to my institutions of learning, I’m pretty sure my teachers would have brought me and my classmates there for a field trip. But as it is over a thousand miles across the ocean, we did not get the opportunity. So, it was exciting to stop by at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground located at 519 West Fayette Street in Baltimore, Maryland to pay my respects.