This beautiful stone building is unique for its graves, which were filled in the early 1800s, long before the church hall ... More
This beautiful stone building is unique for its graves, which were filled in the early 1800s, long before the church hall above them was built. Edgar Allen Poe, Baltimore's founding fathers and four mayors are among those buried here. In the mid-1800s, a swelling population prompted construction of Westminster Hall. To avoid disturbing the graves, the building was set on a series of brick piers over the tombs, creating catacombs. The meeting hall at Westminster can accommodate and audience of 350 seated for lecture meetings and 250 when used for round table discussions.
Besides the really neat, historically rich burying grounds, not all that exciting to look at from the outside but... What an absolutely perfect place for an event - especially for a wedding! We got married there and we set it up theater style for the ceremony up on the dias (yes, someone DID play that gorgeous organ)... The dinner tables were already set up on the side platforms/stages below those stunning stain glass windows... then after the wedding it was party time - the chairs were whisked away and the whole wood plank floor was the dance floor! No-one had to drive anywhere in between and best of all, no-one had to wait for hours between ceremony and reception. The upstairs nook was perfect for gathering the bridal party pre-wedding and pre-announcement, and for just overlooking the activity down below.
I am still this close to being sorry we didn't hire the "body snatcher" to take our guests for a tour of the catacombs during the reception.
Eating on the move acquires a different meaning when you board any of the yachts of the Harbor Cruises. Grab
a few bites as Prince Charming, Bay Lady and Lady Baltimore welcome you aboard. The rates are reasonable, the ...
Entrusted to the Pallottine Priests and Brothers by the Archbishop of Baltimore in 1917, the St. Jude Shrine is the
center of St. Jude Devotions in the United States. St. Jude Thaddeus has been dubbed "The Forgotten Saint" due ...
The crack of the bat never sounded so good. If you're an avid baseball fan who's ever dreamed of visiting
that historic stadium, or desired to watch that favorite childhood team you never got to see, Big League Tours ...
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