Fancy Me Mad – Tales from Edgar Allan Poe and Graveyard Tours

Spooky and educational.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 PM
St. John’s Church
2401 E. Broad Street

Sponsored by: St. John’s Church Foundation and The Poe Museum

Join us for a walking tour of the graveyard, meet some of our most famous spirits, and then join Edgar Allan Poe in the church for ghostly tales.

Among the spirits represented: Edgar’s mother Eliza Poe, George Wythe and his murderous nephew, Daniel Denoon and his killer James McNaught, and hear from a Confederate Soldier looking for Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew.

The cost is $5.  You may pay at the gate or purchase advance tickets at or go to and search Fancy Me Mad

5:00 pm  Gates open for self-guided tour
6:00 pm  Church doors open and music begins seating is first come, first served basis
6:30 pm  Poe tells stories in the church

The Visitor Center will be open for shopping featuring items from The Poe Museum and St. John’s Church – and serving refreshments.

The picture above is what St. John’s Church looked like in 1865. Poe died in Baltimore in 1849.

Image: Library of Congress

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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