Old St. Paul's Cemetery

Old St. Paul's Cemetery opened in 1802—just a few years after Baltimore incorporated as a city—and is the final resting place of men and women that include a signatory to the Declaration of Independence, a Supreme Court Justice, and a Governor of Maryland.

Scores of storied veterans from the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War are buried on the grounds. Among them are John Eager Howard (1752-1857), who donated the land for Lexington Market, and George Armistead (1780-1818), who commanded Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore.

Today, a high stone wall surrounds the cemetery and provides some protection from the busy traffic of Martin Luther King Boulevard, whose construction cut the grounds in half in the 1980s.

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Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

View of Old St. Paul's Cemetery. | Source: Baltimore Architecture Foundation | Creator: Brian P. Miller View File Details Page

"James  Noel Scuth" grave marker, Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

"James Noel Scuth" grave marker, Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

Detail view of a grave marker for James Noel Scuth grave marker at Old St. Paul's Cemetery. | Source: Baltimore Architecture Foundation | Creator: Brian P. Miller View File Details Page

Grave markers, Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

Grave markers, Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

Detail view of grave markers at Old St. Paul's Cemetery. | Source: Baltimore Architecture Foundation | Creator: Brian P. Miller View File Details Page

Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

View of Old St. Paul's Cemetery showing the University of Maryland Hospital in the background. | Source: Baltimore Architecture Foundation | Creator: Brian P. Miller View File Details Page

Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

Old St. Paul's Cemetery (2015)

View of graves in Old St. Paul's Cemetery. | Source: Baltimore Architecture Foundation | Creator: Brian P. Miller View File Details Page

Street Address:

733 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 [map]

Cite this Page:

Eli Pousson, “Old St. Paul's Cemetery,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, accessed April 27, 2017, http://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/284.
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