Mesmerizing Monuments: A Tribute to the Non-Traditional at Laurel Hill Cemetery


Nov 4, 2018
01:00 PM until 03:00 PM


Any visitor to Laurel Hill will immediately notice that this is no ordinary cemetery. From soaring obelisks, to imposing mausoleums, to lifelike sculpture, there are hundreds of permanent cemetery residents who chose to immortalize themselves in non-traditional ways. A far cry from neat rows of identical headstones, Laurel Hill Cemetery was always imagined as a rural sculpture garden, and Philadelphians of the past gladly rose to meet that expectation.


This tour will highlight some of our most interesting and arresting gravesites, and the people who now rest there eternally. Learn the stories behind the stones, and get some insight as to why these individuals chose the monuments they did.


The tour will take place on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 pm, 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 $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members. Reservations are suggested. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online at




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3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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