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The Edgar Allen Poe library is a wonderful little library made out of an old battery. One thing I... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Hannah R
via mobile

If you're chasing Edgar Allan Poe, do stop here. Very small exhibit, but the librarian made it... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

One of the most unusual libraries that I have ever seen. Housed in a Spanish American gun bunker it has walls two foot thick and 2000 square feet with approx. 15000 books in assorted categories. Named to honor American author Edgar Allan Poe. He was...More

3  Thank rolsto314
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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...More

2  Thank Hannah R
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...More

1  Thank SLMPP
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...More

Thank picky3thugs
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank barkus1968
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
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just a wonderful small Library tucked away in a hillside. Great for the children. Lots of programs. Lots of memorabilia and stories of Poe.

Thank islander88StMartin
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Ended up here via Roadside America and enjoyed. A library is a library but the history and being built in bunker is worth visit if in area!!

Thank CoachK2525
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Poe library as the locals call it. Is named as Edgar lived here when he wrote THE RAVEN. A super use of the bldg. from the Fort Moultrie days. Never know what celeb. being local you will see reading in the comfy cozy place.

1  Thank mountainlaker
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I was guided here while Geocaching and was pleasantly surprised to find perhaps the most secure library in the area. Small facility, friendly and knowledgeable staff, limited hours. A good spot to visit on a rainy day to learn much more about the island and...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 27 October 2016

October and early November is the perfect time to visit Sullivan's Island - the weather is pleasant, not to hot, but still nice. The crowds have all gone home and you almost have the beach to yourself. Charleston is a short drive across the bridge....More

1  Thank 22kdka
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