- Historic Sites
Old Saint Paul's Cemetery
This historic cemetery features the graves of some of the most notable names in early American history.
Beautiful Old Saint Paul's Cemetery, located in downtown Baltimore, serves as the final resting place for a number of the men who helped make and preserve the United States in the first years of its existence. Visitors to the cemetery will be led on a guided tour past the graves of luminaries such as George Armistead, who defended nearby Fort McHenry from British attack during the War of 1812 and famously commanded his men to procure an American flag big enough for the British to see it clearly from their ships. Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the first Associate Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, is also buried in the cemetery. Though he no longer resides in Old Saint Paul's, Francis Scott Key, the author of the Star Spangled Banner, was also originally interred here.
Call (410) 419-7422 to schedule a tour of the cemetery.