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 daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 

The grounds close occasionally due to private events, please check this page or email info@westminsterhall.org for questions.

To enter the Burying Ground use the gates at the corner of Greene and Fayette Street. Self-guided tours are free to the public; tour guides are not available. If you are filming or plan to host an event at Westminster Hall or in the Burying Ground please contact 410-706-2072 or email info@westminsterhall.org. There are no restrooms on site. Limited street parking is available, or visitors can park in the Baltimore Grand Garage located at 5 North Paca Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. If the main cemetery gates are locked during these times please call 410-706-6882 for University of Maryland Baltimore Security to unlock. 

Private/School Tours


Tours may be scheduled at other times for groups.  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 a school or private tour contact 410-706-2072 or email info@westminsterhall.org

Public Guided Tours 

Tours are offered the 1st Saturday of each month beginning November 5, 2022, at 10:00am and 1:00pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  Participants should meet in front of the Edgar Allan Poe Monument located on the corner of Fayette and Greene Street at the entrance to the Burying Ground.  Tours include the Burying Ground and Catacombs. Fees are $5.00 for adults, children 4 and under FREE. Please bring exact change. For tour information, dates and COVID-19 policies contact 410-706-2072 or email info@westminsterhall.org.