Dedicated in 1839, Green Mount Cemetery has served the burial ground for Baltimore’s most famous residents (or in the case of John Wilkes Booth, the most infamous) for 175 years this summer. Join our tour with Baltimore historian and Green Mount expert Wayne Schaumburg this spring. Wayne has been giving tours of Green Mount since 1985 so be prepared to learn a lot about the cemetery and a lot about Baltimore!
Located on the former estate of merchant Robert Oliver, the cemetery boasts a design and collection of monuments shaped by some of the most talented architects and artists in Baltimore history. Architect Benjamin Latrobe (Baltimore Basilica and U.S. Capitol) designed the early layout of the cemetery, Robert Carey Long, Jr. (Davidge Hall and Lloyd Street Synagogue) designed the entrance gateway, and John Rudolph Niernsee and James Crawford Neilson (Evergreen House) designed the chapel. Memorial sculptures include works by William Henry Rinehart, Hans Schuler, and J. Maxwell Miller. Many famous Baltimorean’s call Green Mount their final resting place: governors Thomas Swan and Theodore McKeldin, philanthropists Johns Hopkins and Enoch Pratt, debutante Betsy Patterson Bonaparte, Generals Henry Warfield and Richard Bowerman, newspaperman Arunah S. Abell, and circus performer Johnny Eck to name but a few. Learn these stories and more on our walking tour!