Westminster Hall: Where Baltimore’s History Rests in Peace

Starts

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 pm

Ends

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:30 pm

About the Event

Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 Spiritual Week

This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

People travel far and wide to visit historic Westminster Hall, the Burying Grounds and Catacombs.

Westminster contains one of Baltimore’s oldest cemeteries which contains tombs of prominent political, military and business leaders, four of the city’s earliest mayors, several generals from the American Revolution and War of 1812 and the grave of Edgar Allan Poe!  In 1852, the church was constructed on brick piers above the graves, creating remarkable catacombs. Architect Maximilian Godefroy designed the ornate gates and vaults for several wealthier church members.

This event has been organized by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.