Fort Lincoln Cemetery has served the needs of Maryland residents for generations. The area as well as a cemetery property is rich in American history. A focal point of the property is an ancient oak tree, under which President Abraham Lincoln met troops during the Civil War. Though the original tree was destroyed in the early 1990s by lightning, a white oak tree has been planted nearby to commemorate the dignity and history of the original site.
Fort Lincoln Cemetery also contains many historical buildings, including the Old Spring House, the oldest on the property. The property is also rich in military history, serving as a battleground during the War of 1812 during the Battle of Bladensburg.
The gorgeous and rolling acreage of Fort Lincoln Cemetery has been serving area residents, providing comfort and one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the area for decades. The Fort Lincoln Cemetery Funeral Home opened its doors in the early 1990s, enabling area residents to take care of the needs of multi denominational residents.
A variety of structures, including the Little Church gives the cemetery grounds a living sense of history, serenity, and peace. Gardens throughout the cemetery including the Garden of the Good Shepherd, Garden Of The Ascension, Garden Of The Cross and Garden Of The Apostles provides beautiful and tranquil resting places for loved ones. Firefighters are honored in the Last Alarm Garden. A historic Garden Mausoleum offers beautiful stained glass windows and a bronze replica of the Liberty Bell to inspire and captivate visitors to the property, and the well- cared for grounds, curving pathways, and beautifully sculptured and designed floral arrangements and shrubs provide a sense of beauty, compassion and care to all who enter the property.
Located just north of Washington, DC and due west of Annapolis, the grounds of Fort Lincoln Cemetery may be accessed off of Interstates 295, 595, or 95 with turnoffs on Kenilworth Avenue or Bladensburg Road NE. Located on the border between Maryland and the District of Columbia, visitors to Fort. Lincoln Cemetery are within moments of the National Arboretum, Capitol Hill, and Arlington National Cemetery and other area sites and