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“A True Delight”

Edgar Allan Poe LIbrary
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The Edgar Allen Poe library is a wonderful little library made out of an old battery. One thing I would like to clarify is that Edgar Allen Poe was never at this battery. I was under the impression that he was until I visited. The battery was actually constructed long after he was gone, but he was stationed at Fort Moultrie.

Even though he was never actually at the battery library, it’s still a wonderful little place packed full of it’s own history. The librarian there made it well worth the stop, explaining the buildings history, Poe’s history on the island and off, and much more. Very interesting stop and I would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

If you're chasing Edgar Allan Poe, do stop here. Very small exhibit, but the librarian made it well worth the visit. She gave us a detailed and revealing history of his life on the island and in the military, then pointed us along to Fort Moultrie, where he was stationed.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I walk to this little gem on SI. On a hot day its plenty cool to sit and enjoy the latest news or prowl for a book. My 2 grandsons enjoy going for videos and fun crafts. Check on line to see what is happening next...

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This isn't an attraction either. I was a little embarrassed even walking around inside of it trying to find something nice to report on. I do appreciate the service they provide to the local population. I am a librarian, I would definitely find a way to make this more of a treasure.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you have some extra time its worth a visit to the bunker. They have several pieces of information on Edgar Allen Poe.

Thank Re1977
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