Edgar Alan Poe Bicentennial in Richmond; January Getaway at The Jefferson Hotel

January 9, 2009 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond2009 is the bicentennial of the birth of one of America's most popular writers. Edgar Allan Poe spent more than a third of his life in Richmond, and the city's Edgar Allan Poe Museum has the world's finest collection of letters, first editions, and personal items. Though exhibitions and performances will be happening across the East Coast (Baltimore competes with Richmond to claim this literary great as its own), Richmond is the place to go this year. Book a room at the city's grandest hotel, the AAA-Five-Diamond Jefferson, and you'll delight in the elegant décor and flawless service. Take advantage of the January Getaway Package and you'll get full American buffet breakfast and valet parking included in your room rates. Starting from $195 in a Superior Room; available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of the month.

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