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Westminster Church Cemetery

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Address: Fayette and Green Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410 706 2072
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: Cemetery where Edgar Allan Poe and other notables are buried.

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This is a very interesting little cemetery.

I went to see Edgar Allen Poe's grave but enjoyed the rest of the cemetery as well. The hall and catacombs were not open but still enjoyed the visit. This area seems dicey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Washington, D.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a social night at the church and the setup was fun and allowed for everyone to mingle and look at the sites and play a very rousing game of trivia. The cemetery underneath offered a close up view of some crypts. Make sure you ask where Edgar Allen Poe is buried (all three spots)

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I went to see Edgar Allen Poe's grave but enjoyed the rest of the cemetery as well. The hall and catacombs were not open but still enjoyed the visit. This area seems dicey so best be cautious.

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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We came across this quite by accident as we were walking to a parked car from Lexington market. It is a little oasis of calm and a fascinating slice of history tucked away in a transitioning area of West Baltimore. Poe's grave is understandably the main attraction here, but I found it surprisingly enjoyable to take in the peace and... More 

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Seattle, WA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We held our event at the Westminster Hall and the staff and venue were incredible...I got compliments from all 250 attendees! The Cemetery/Bone Yard was extremely interesting, and I got a ton of photos of Poe's grave(s).

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

If you're in Baltimore, Westminster Hall Burying Grounds is worth a visit. It is the final resting place of not only Edgar Allen Poe, but many other historical figures from Baltimore's past. The cemetery is quite small, and it doesn't take much time to see everything therein, but it is an island of quiet in the otherwise bustling downtown area.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Just so you know, Westminster Hall is not a church anymore. It's a hall that you can rent for weddings and events. We were only able to see it, because a nice gentlemen was preparing it for a wedding later in the day, and he let us peek inside. Nice, but not a site for tourists. The burying grounds are... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Edgar Allen Poe is buried here. Need I say more? (apparently so - since reviews must contain 50 characters)

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Vienna, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

What an interesting place! So full of history and legends. Vince Wilson is extremely knowledgeable about Baltimore’s history and he made it real exciting. It is a great place to take a tour, no matter who your guide is, if you like history and Edgar Allen Poe, it is all fascinating.

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Arkansas City, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

We found this attraction had the same issue allot of other attractions had in Baltimore in that it is only open limited hours/days. They offer a tour of the catacombs "occasionally." The tour wasn't available during our visit.

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

I went to a wedding at this converted church it was real nice inside. The hugh pipe organ still intaked., stain glass window. If you were there by a certain time you had a short tour of the cemetery and some local history. If I knew someone going to Baltimore I would tell them about the cemetery. I would not... More 

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