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Westminster Church Cemetery

Address: Fayette and Green Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410 706 2072
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Ranked #67 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Cemetery where Edgar Allan Poe and other notables are buried.
Attraction details
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Cemetery where Edgar Allan Poe and other notables are buried.

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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
1 review
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
10 attraction reviews
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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CT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2007

Most people know this is the place that Edgar Allan Poe is buried. Its also quite easy to find, and open during daytime hours - though finding the open gate is interesting! Its beautiful and is, so far, the only thing in Baltimore worth visiting for. (Aside from Utz chips!) I could spend hours in that place.

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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2007

Wow! We certainly had an adventure finding this: We asked at the hotel for directions - they thought it was in the general vicinity of to the left of the hotel. So, we walked that way and a nice Baltimorian (is that what they're called???) told us how to get here. We kept walking, and walking, and...walking! Soon, we made... More 

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