From Mid-Atlantic Day Trips
– Longtime readers of this blog know I love visiting cemeteries — especially the lovely “rural garden” or “garden park” cemeteries of the mid to late 1800s. So when I learned of historic Green Mount Cemetery, in northern Baltimore, I was excited.
Green Mount Cemetery was established a the very beginning of the rural garden cemetery movement in the United States, and it is notable for being one of the earliest of the Victorian rural garden cemeteries in the United States. Designed to be outdoor galleries of art and architecture, these were destinations in and of themselves, whether you had a loved one buried there or not. I particularly enjoyed this cemetery because of some of the very lovely bronze sculptures situated throughout the cemetery. The sculptors include William Henry Rinehart (himself interred within the grounds), Hans Schuler, and J. Maxwell Miller.
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