June 24, 2008

Poe at Monroe

The Casemate Museum has some surprising exhibits. This one depicts a life-size Edgar Allan Poe. It turns out that Poe was once stationed at Fort Monroe while in the military and later returned for a stay at the Hotel Hygeia. It’s said that the inspiration for “Annabel Lee” came from his time at Fort Monroe.

“It was many and many a year ago,
in a kingdom by the sea…”

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