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Westminster Hall and Burying Ground

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519 W Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
https://www.westminsterhall.org/

October 2016

Poe and Beyond at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground

October 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Baltimore, MD United States + Google Map
$10

Westminster Hall and Burial Grounds gives you the chance to descend into catacombs and visit the graves of Baltimore notables Sam Smith and James McHenry. Most famously, the graveyard is the final resting place of the writer Edgar Allan Poe. Please join us for a tour through the church, the catacombs and a walk through the graveyard with Baltimore historian Dean Krimmel. Our tour takes place the day after the 167th anniversary of Poe’s death, so feel free to bring along your black cape, roses, and bottle of amontillado for a toast!

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February 2017

Bicentennial Memorial Reading and Banner Raising

February 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, 519 W Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Free

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is kicking off their Bicentennial Weekend of activities with a ceremony honoring church founder Henry Payson. Gather at Payson’s final resting place in Westminster Burying Grounds at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 10, for a graveside reading and brief tour of the burying grounds. Then march in procession to the church, a 15-minute walk along Paca and Franklin streets (those who do not wish to walk are welcome to meet in front of the church).

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March 2020

The Catacombs Under Westminster: Two Hundred Years of Tombs and Edgar Allan Poe’s Gravesite

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, 519 W Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Join us to explore the eerie catacombs underneath Baltimore’s First Presbyterian Church, now called Westminster Hall, and the graves that surround it, including the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe. The burial ground predates the church, which was built on arches above the gravesites, so that the graveyard and its tombstones lie both underneath and around the building. We bet you will also recognize more than a few Baltimore street names as we walk among the patriots and civic leaders buried at Westminster including Calhoun, Hollins, Gilmore, and Bentalou. All told, the compact cemetery next to the University of Maryland School of Law is the final resting place for over 1,000 individuals. We can’t wait to see you "Where Baltimore's History Rests in Peace!"

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April 2020

The Catacombs Under Westminster: Two Hundred Years of Tombs and Edgar Allan Poe’s Gravesite

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, 519 W Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Event Canceled

Join us to explore the eerie catacombs underneath Baltimore’s First Presbyterian Church, now called Westminster Hall, and the graves that surround it, including the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe. The burial ground predates the church, which was built on arches above the gravesites, so that the graveyard and its tombstones lie both underneath and around the building. We bet you will also recognize more than a few Baltimore street names as we walk among the patriots and civic leaders buried at Westminster including Calhoun, Hollins, Gilmore, and Bentalou. All told, the compact cemetery next to the University of Maryland School of Law is the final resting place for over 1,000 individuals. We can’t wait to see you "Where Baltimore's History Rests in Peace!"

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