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Towson, Maryland: Divine's Grave

Glenn Milstead, aka John Waters film star Divine, rests in the most famous grave in an otherwise sleepy burial ground.

Prospect Hill Cemetery

Address:
705 York Rd, Towson, MD
Directions:
Prospect Hill Cemetery. Cemetery entrance is on the north side of York Rd, just west of its intersection with Washington Ave. Enter, drive past the office building, then follow this road until just before it turns right. Park in the little pull-off on the right, then walk across the street toward the graves on the left. Divine's grave is about ten in, the one with the most offerings.
Hours:
M-F 9-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Warning sign.

Divine's Grave

A sign next to Divine's grave welcomes fans to "pay your respects to an iconic performer," cautions them not to trash nearby graves, and warns them that writing on Divine's tombstone is against the law.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 02/05/2024]

Divine's Grave.

Divine's Grave

What an amazing visit. Divine taught me that it's okay to be different. Brought lots of laughs. This was an honor for me.

[Tracy, 09/08/2022]

Divine's Grave.

Divine's Grave

There is a parking garage across the street from the Prospect Hill Cemetery entrance on York Road. Follow the path to the lower level, just past the turn to the left in the path, look to the right. Divine's headstone is the only grave with graffiti and probably flowers.

[Jenny Campbell, 05/27/2019]

Divine's grave.

Divine's Grave

There is no cemetery parking. The lot adjacent is private and says violators will be towed, but there is a strip mall and major shopping mall that seem OK for parking. As for my photo, the answer to the obvious question is: "Yes. Yes it is."

[David Almasi, 02/14/2011]

Divine's grave.

Divine's Grave

You know, Divine's Grave.

[Das Nic, 08/14/2009]

The late cross-dressing actor has a normal tombstone, though his parents were kind enough to emblazon "Divine" under his real name. Fans mark the headstone with a variety of both senseless and relevant graffiti. John Waters distributed "Scratch 'n Sniff" cards at every showing of one of his films, so we get that one. And someone has painted the fingernails on the praying hands. A lipstick sometimes lies at the base of the monument, ready for more creative expression.


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