There are many ways to learn about and enjoy the wonders of Laurel Hill. This special Earth Day program incorporates a history hunt designed for families (with children ages 7 and older) to work together as teams on a guided hike. The journey of discovery begins at Laurel Hill’s historic Gatehouse where participants will create personalized journals filled with clues, riddles, maps and more. Then we’ll go outdoors to explore the oldest section of the cemetery following the clues from the journals. Who will be the first to spot the giant stone microphone? Who is buried in a cave? Can you find the big frog? If you walk ten paces from point A, turn left and look up, what will you see? Fun facts will be shared throughout – and don’t forget to write all you’ve learned in your journal to have a keepsake of your visit.
This program will take place on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m., departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefiting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org