Baltimore, Maryland: Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin Team Field Report

Green Mount Cemetery

1501 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD
In Green Mount Cemetery, whose entrance is through a one-lane archway at the corner of Greenmount Ave. and Oliver St. Surrounded by high walls and barbed wire.
M-F 9 am - 4 pm, Sa 9-4 (office closes noon) (Call to verify)
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Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin
Booth was buried in an unmarked grave, but it's in the family plot with a big "Booth" monument. Report... [01/20/2012]

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Booth grave.

Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin

Stop in the Green Mount cemetery office first to get a map. John Wilkes Booth is the biggest name buried here, but there are many other graves of interest. The tradition of leaving Lincoln head penny offerings is still as popular as ever.

[Mike Gassmann, 12/20/2017]
Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin

For travelers interested in all things related to the Lincoln assassination (or the unfulfilled kidnapping conspiracy), Booth's comrades Samuel Arnold and Michael O'Laughlen are buried at Green Mount Cemetery as well. They can be found with a map given out at the office. Also interred in Baltimore is conspirator John Surratt, whose grave is at New Cathedral Cemetery six miles away.

[Kurt Deion, 07/07/2015]

Patriotic grave desecration.

Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin

The Booth family plot.

[Jennifer Gilmore, 05/26/2013]

Patriotic desecration! Visitors place LINCOLN head pennies on top of the Booth family gravestones as a form of solidarity with the fallen leader and disrespect for his killer.

Stairs up to Boothfamily plot.

Specific Location Of Booth Family Plot

Specific location of Booth Family Plot: Once you enter the cemetery gate, turn right on Cemetery Ave. Dogwood section will be on your left at the bottom of a hill. Park by the Dogwood sign and walk to the right on the sidewalk. Will be about 200 ft. in on the right.

[Kylie, 05/24/2013]
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