School and Private Tours
People have traveled far and wide to visit historic Westminster Hall, the Burying Grounds and Catacombs. Guests have the opportunity to explore one of Baltimore’s oldest cemeteries which contains tombs of prominent political, military and business leaders, four of the city’s earliest mayors, a number of generals from the American Revolution and War of 1812 and the grave of Edgar Allan Poe! All told, the cemetery is the final resting place for hundreds of people of all faiths.
The Burying Ground is open to the public daily during daylight hours:
Summer 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fall 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Winter 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Spring 8:00 to 6:00 pm
If the main cemetery gates are not open during these times please call 410-706-6882 for University of Maryland Baltimore Security to unlock them.
Public Guided Tours
The first and third consecutive Friday (at 6:30 p.m.) and Saturday (at 10 a.m.) of each month April - November. Reservations and a deposit are required; a total of 15 people are needed to run the tour. Fees are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (12 and under) and seniors (60 and up).
Private tours may be scheduled at other times for any size group. Reservations and a deposit are required at least two weeks prior to the tour date. Prices for private tours vary depending on date/time. Tours last approximately one hour and include the Burying Ground, Catacombs, Westminster Hall (if available), and a fifteen minute film on the history of the Burying Ground. Tours can be scheduled between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm, pending tour guide and date availability.
To schedule your school or private tour contact 410-706-2072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.