Personal attention and genuine care are the most important services that we at Loudon Park Funeral Home and Loudon Park Cemetery can provide. Our goal is to help families celebrate and honor the life of a loved one. By using music and readings, pictures and displays, stories and poetry, the family can reflect on the life and character of the deceased to make for a more meaningful service. Our staff is able to assist with any special requests that will further personalize the funeral service.
With all funeral and cemetery arrangements in one beautiful location, this impressive combination of services means convenience and savings for the families we serve. And, the Loudon Bell, which was cast in 1898, continues to toll as a tribute to Loudon Park families who choose both the funeral home and the cemetery.
At Loudon Park Funeral Home and Loudon Park Cemetery, we believe that every life is unique. Every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who are thinking of planning their arrangements in advance, Loudon Park offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program—an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.
LOUDON PARK FUNERAL HOME
The 24,000-square-foot Loudon Park Funeral Home is located on the grounds of Loudon Park Cemetery. Families visiting Loudon Park Funeral Home can expect the same personalized care and attention to detail that have been synonymous with the Loudon Park name for more than 150 years. Loudon Park Funeral Home features a lovely nondenominational chapel seating over 240 guests, a state-of-the-art sound system with 8,000 music selections, three private arrangement areas, a separate clergy room, spacious family parlors, and a well-lit, ample parking area.
LOUDON PARK CEMETERY
Loudon Park is Baltimore’s largest cemetery, encompassing 350 acres and 15 miles of paved roads. Since 1853, the beauty and serene atmosphere of Loudon Park Cemetery have provided peace and comfort to area families. History is reflected throughout the park, with its simple headstones, mournful statues and stately monuments adorned with handcrafted figures and funerary urns.
Over 2,300 Union soldiers and more than 600 Confederate soldiers are buried in Loudon Park. The park is also the resting place of Mary Pickersgill, seamstress of the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during its bombardment by the British in1814. This famous flag inspired the writing of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Also of note is the Weiskittel mausoleum—constructed of cast iron and painted silver—which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mausoleum is the final resting place of the Weiskittel family, who were manufacturers of cast-iron stoves.
The luxurious park-like grounds are meticulously cared for and offer picturesque views, along with a variety of interment options. Two veterans gardens, Garden of Military Honor and Valor Hill, serve as lasting memorials for those who fought for their country. Maiden Choice Run is another highlight of the cemetery. It is a beautiful contemporary area featuring community mausoleums, crematory and columbarium, and garden crypts. Loudon Park has been designed for expansion far into the future and will continue to combine over 150 years of service with the latest concepts in burial.