Natural History Society of Maryland
Event Registration Page
Natural History Society of Maryland

Archaeology Club Field Trip, Green Mount Cemetery Dec. 4th

  • 04 Dec 2021
  • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
  • MD 21202
  • 1


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • revenue will be shared between NHSM and a donation to Baltimore Heritage

Registration is closed

Archaeology Club is headed to Green Mount Cemetery to see the famous, and infamous, figures including Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson, A.S. Abell, John H. B. Latrobe, A. Aubrey Bodine, John Wilkes Booth, and Elijah Bond, and the Gilmor plot!


Difficulty: Easy to moderate (walking on paved, grass and dirt trails for about 1.5 hours ).

Age: 18 years and older

What to wear/bring: Wear sturdy shoes and a mask.

About the Cemetery:

Green Mount Cemetery was one of the earliest rural or garden cemeteries in the United States. Benjamin Latrobe, a civil engineer with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, laid out the early design of the Cemetery.  His efforts produced a place for reflection with shady avenues and beautiful gardens.  Green Mount has become the final resting place of more than 65,000 individuals.  Many have had a profound influence on our Nation’s History. Within the walls of the Cemetery you will find Statesmen, Captains of Industry, Philanthropists, Artists, Authors, Military Leaders, and even a Presidential Assassin and his Co-conspirators.  The Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

The splendid buildings found at Green Mount are a lasting testament to some of Baltimore’s earliest and most notable architects. 


-The Entrance Gateway was designed by Robert Cary Long, Jr.

-The Chapel was designed by John Rudolph Niernsee and James Crawford Neilson .

-The cornerstone of the Mausoleum was designed by architects, Riggin Buckler and G. Corner Fenhagen. It is a blend of the Neoclassical and Art deco designs.

Each generation of The Proprietors of Green Mount has maintained and enhanced the natural and manmade attributes which combine to make this so unique a burial place.


The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software