Baltimore, Maryland: Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin

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Green Mount Cemetery

Address:
1501 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD
Directions:
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.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-3:45. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
410-539-0641
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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.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/20/2012]

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Grave of John Wilkes Booth.

Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin

It's a little out of the way of what you will be drawn to -- look at at the top of the hill or to the left! Head directly to the right as you enter and sign in. Follow the Cemetery Ave until you find Dogwood area.

[RandeGoose, 10/22/2019]

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.

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