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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cemetery where Edgar Allan Poe and other notables are buried.

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Transcending Back In Time

The cemetery made me feel as if I stepped back in time. It was bathed in culture and was informative. It is the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe and many others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Melissa M
Cape May, New Jersey

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Cape May, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The cemetery made me feel as if I stepped back in time. It was bathed in culture and was informative. It is the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe and many others.

Thank Melissa M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,209 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

It's your typical cemetery, nothing particularly special except for Edgar Allen Poe's grave. Maybe some other famous people are buried here, but mostly if you go, just go for a few minutes and look around.

1 Thank WhitO5214
Rifle, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

....in the midst of chaos. Walking to the church could make a girl a bit nervous. All the reviews about this neighborhood are worrisome. But, with a friend we made our way, unharnessed, to see the church and its underground occupants. We continued on after our church visit...

1 Thank Lisa D
Washington, D.C.
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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)

Thank honolulugirl62
Cleveland, Ohio
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322 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank cakedeco
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82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Pcperrin
Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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).

Thank DragonDawn
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
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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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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

4 Thank GiselleF
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)

Thank sw21212

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