2014 PUBLIC PROGRAMS LIST

NOTE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO ANY OF OUR 2014 PROGRAMS, VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE BY CLICKING ON THE EVENTS TAB AT THE LEFT, AND THEN SELECTING FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU AT THE TOP OF THAT PAGE.

*FOURTH FRIDAY TOURS Laurel Hill's "Fourth Friday" tour series occurs on the fourth Friday of every month at 10am. Programs will highlight the marble masterpieces, stunning views and legendary stories that afford the cemetery its WOW factor. These are the ultimate tours for first-time visitors to Laurel Hill, and anyone else who likes beautiful art, stimulating history, and just enjoying life...even amongst the dead!

**YOGA IN THE CEMETERY This new program gives participants a chance to find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour session amongst the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill. Sessions are led by an experienced yoga instructor.

JANUARY *Friday, 24, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

FEBRUARY Saturday, 8, 1pm
Transplanted Souls: Another Try at Eternal Rest

Thursday, 13, 6:30pm
An Indecent Proposal: Erotica & the American Civil War
a Young Friends Event

Sunday, 16, 1pm
Friends in High Places: Laurel Hill's Presidential Connections

*Friday, 28, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

MARCH Saturday, 8, 10am
Laurel Hill Cemetery Tour Guide Training Workshop

Saturday, 15, 3pm
Sunday, 16, 3pm
Bury the Dead
presented by The Renegade Company
a One Book, One Philadelphia Event Sunday, 23, 1pm
Classy Broads and Daring Dames: The Ladies of Laurel Hill
a Women's History Month Program

*Friday, 28, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Saturday, 29, 1pm
Designing for the Dead: Art and Architecture of Laurel Hill

APRIL Sunday, 6, 1pm
Having the Last Word: Epitaphs & Grave Writings of Laurel Hill

Saturday, 12, 1pm
Patriots, Politicians and Playwrights: Philadelphia Lawyers at Laurel Hill

Sunday, 13, 1pm
Liberty or Death: The Revolutionary War Patriots of Laurel Hill

*Friday, 25, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Friday, 26, 7:30pm
Astronomy Night: Stargazing from the Cemetery
a Philadelphia Science Festival Event Saturday, 26, 1pm
Shades of Animals at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Sunday, 27, 9:30am & 2pm
Explorer Sunday: Nature in the Necropolis
a Philadelphia Science Festival Event

MAY Thursday, 1, 6:30pm
Cure You or Kill You: 19th Century Medical Science & Quackery
a Philadelphia Science Festival Event Saturday, 3, 7pm
A Ghostly Circus: Fire Arts Performance in the Cemetery
Rain Date: Saturday, 10, 7pm

Sunday, 4, 1pm
South of the Bridge: Explorations of the Cemetery's Southernmost Sod

Saturday, 10, 1pm
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Writers, Editors and Publishers of Laurel Hill

Friday, 16, 8pm
Lunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours

Sunday, 18, 10am
1864: The Final Throes of War
Memorial Day Flag Placement followed by a 150th Anniversary Exhibit Tour

Wednesday, 21, 6pm
Of Blessed Memory: Jewish Notables of Laurel Hill Cemetery
a Jewish American Heritage Month Tour & Reception

*Friday, 23, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Sunday, 25, 12pm
Memorial Day Parade, Service and Reception (Re-Dedication of the Silent Sentry)
a General Meade Society Event

JUNE **Friday, 6, 6pm
Yoga in the Cemetery

Saturday, 7, 8pm
Gothic Americana Folk and Blues Concert
presented by The Bailey Hounds Rain Date: Saturday, 14, 8pm Sunday, 8, 1pm
The Great Central Fair

Friday, 13, 9pm
Cinema in the Cemetery
Rain Date: Friday, 27, 9pm

Friday, 20, 8pm
Lunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours

Saturday, 21, 6pm
The Soulstice
a Young Friends Fundraising Event

*Friday, 27, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Sunday, 29, 1pm
To Set Them Free: Abolition of Slavery at Laurel Hill

JULY Saturday, 12, 6pm
Quizzo in the Cemetery
a Young Friends Event

**Sunday, 13, 11am
Yoga in the Cemetery

Friday, 18, 8pm
Lunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours

Saturday, 19, 11am
Crooked Cronies: Philadelphia's Profiteering Politicians of the Past

*Friday, 25, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

AUGUST Saturday, 2, 10am
The Graves of August: Laurel Hill's Role in the Great War 100 Years Later

Wednesday, 6, 6pm
The Streets of Philadelphia: Philly Streets followed by Philly Treats

Saturday, 9, 10am
6th Annual Car and Hearse Show
presented by Mohnton Professional Car Club

**Friday, 15, 6:30pm
Yoga in the Cemetery

Friday, 15, 8pm
Lunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours

Thursday, 21, 6:30pm
Hotties of Laurel Hill: Dead, Gone & Extremely Handsome
a Young Friends Event

*Friday, 22, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Saturday, 23, 7pm - 10pm
Under a Crescent Moon
Summer Open House and Veteran's Night of Illumination
Rain Date: Saturday, 30, 7pm - 10pm

SEPTEMBER **Sunday, 7, 12pm
Yoga in the Cemetery

Sunday, 7, 1pm
The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Laurel Hill

Tuesday, 9, 6pm
Edgar Allan Poe: Deep into that Darkness

Friday, 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, 13, 7:30pm
The Way of All Flesh: A Graveyard Cabaret
presented by Rev Theatre Company a Philadelphia Fringe Festival Event Rain Date: Sunday, 14, 7:30pm Sunday, 14, 1pm
The Rocket's Red Glare: The War of 1812 and Laurel Hill Cemetery

Friday, 19, 7:30pm
Saturday, 20, 7:30pm
The Way of All Flesh: A Graveyard Cabaret
presented by REV Theater Company
a Philadelphia Fringe Festival Event
Rain Date: Sunday, 21, 7:30pm Sunday, 21, 1pm
Buried in the Land of Strangers: The Confederates of Laurel Hill

*Friday, 26, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Saturday, 27, 5:30pm
Music for the Hearing Eye: Concert Atop the Crypts
presented by The Divine Hand Ensemble
Rain Date: Sunday, 28, 5:30pm Tuesday, 30, 6pm
Spirits and Spiritualists

OCTOBER Saturday, 4, 8pm
Cinema in the Cemetery
Rain Date: Saturday, 25, 8pm

Sunday, 5, 1pm - 3pm
Groovin' in the Graveyard: Kids Concert and Family Fun

Thursday, 9, 7pm
Over My Dead Body: Murder Mystery in the Cemetery

Saturday, 11, 5pm
6th Annual Rest in Peace 5K Run

Sunday, 12, 1pm
Sinners, Scandals and Suicides

Friday, 17, 7pm
Saturday, 18, 7pm
Soul Crawl: Haunted Halloween History Tours

Sunday, 19, 1pm
From Deutshland to Deadland: Historic Germans of Laurel Hill

*Friday, 24, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Friday, 24, 7pm
10th Annual Gravediggers' Ball

Thursday, 30, 7pm
Ghost Tales and Goosebumps: Local Legends by Firelight

NOVEMBER Saturday, 8, 1pm
Laurel Hill's Legendary Civil War Ladies

Monday, 10, 10am
Marine Corps Anniversary Service

Sunday, 16, 1pm
From Sails to Steel: Shipbuilders of Philadelphia
Tour, Exhibit Display and Reception

*Friday, 28, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

DECEMBER Saturday, 6, 1pm
The Faces of Laurel Hill Cemetery

*Friday, 26, 10am
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Wednesday, 31, 12pm
General Meade Birthday Celebration
presented by the General Meade Society

PRIVATE TOURS & SPEAKERS SERIES The Friends are pleased to present an array of tour topics, in addition to any public program subject listed above, for private and school group tours of the Cemetery. We also offer the option of booking one of our knowledgeable guides to lecture at regional sites through our Speakers Series. For more information on arranging your private tour or speaker, please click on the Private Tours tab at the top of this page. Please note that ALL privately organized Group and School Tours must be conducted by one of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery's certified Tour Guides. External organizations and individuals are forbidden from using the Cemetery for personal profit or private activities not first approved by Laurel Hill. We are not a public or city-run park, but a nonprofit, privately-owned site. Proceeds raised through our public and private tours directly support the preservation of our National Historic Landmark.

TICKETING POLICY: PUBLIC TOURS and PROGRAMS Ticket sales help to support the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemeteryís missions to preserve, promote and further interpret our National Historic Landmark site. We strive for excellence in programming, and work to ensure a positive and memorable visitor experience.

ADVANCE SALES and METHODS of PAYMENT
The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery offer the opportunity for advance ticket purchases on most tours and programs, while requiring advance purchases for several events each year. Advance purchases can be made via credit card through our online store or over the phone; via check sent by mail; or via cash in person at the cemetery office. Subject to availability, tickets can also be purchased at the door for most events, via credit card, check or cash. All major credit cards are accepted on our online store; all major credit cards, except American Express, are accepted at the door. Please refer to individual tour and program descriptions on our website Events page, searchable by month, for event-specific ticketing information.

SOLD OUT EVENTS
Attendance limits are established on most Laurel Hill Cemetery tours and programs. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If an event sells out, it will be posted on our website immediately, and online registration will be suspended. Tickets will not be available at the door.

INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION
The Friends do not offer refunds on tickets. If a registrant cannot attend an event for which advance tickets have been purchased, the Friends offer several options: 1) exchange your tickets for another event of equal or lesser admission value, subject to ticket availability, within one year from date of cancellation; 2) use your purchase as a credit towards an event of greater admission value, subject to availability, within one year from date of cancellation; 3) transfer your tickets to another person for the same event, or; 4) turn your ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation to the Friendsí missions of preservation and education.

SITE CANCELLATION
The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery reserves the right to cancel a tour or program due to inclement weather, low enrollment or any other unforeseen circumstance that will impact the viability of an event. Notice of cancellation will be posted on the homepage of our website, as well as on our Facebook page, a minimum of two hours prior to the scheduled start time. At the time of cancellation, staff will contact all advance registrants, via their provided phone numbers and/or email addresses, to personally inform them. Should the Friends reschedule a cancelled event and a registrant cannot attend on the rescheduled date, a credit in the amount of the ticket price paid will be given to the individual towards attendance at any forthcoming tour or program, expiring one year from the date of cancellation. Should the Friends choose not to reschedule a cancelled event, refunds will be issued in full, and will be credited back to the credit card used for purchase within ten business days.

TICKETING POLICY: PRIVATE GROUP TOURS RESERVATIONS and METHODS of PAYMENT
Private tours must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance of groupís preferred date. Deposits are required to reserve a date and guide. For groups of ten persons or less, the required deposit is $25. For groups larger than ten persons, the required deposit is $50. Deposits can be made via credit card through our online store or over the phone; via check sent by mail; or via cash in person at the cemetery office. The balance of the tour cost is due upon your arrival on the day of your tour, and can also be paid via credit card, check or cash. All major credit cards, except American Express, are accepted at the door.

GROUP CANCELLATION
The Friends do not offer refunds on tours. If a group cancels a tour for which a deposit has been paid, the Friends offer two options: 1) use your deposit as a credit towards a rescheduled private tour within one year from date of cancellation, or; 2) turn your ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation to the Friendsí missions of preservation and education. Please refer to the Private Tours section of our website for additional information on group tour policies.



The tours and programs of Laurel Hill Cemetery are administered by the Friends of Laurel Hill, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Should you have questions about our Ticketing Policy, please contact the Friends at (215)228-8200 or tours@thelaurelhillcemetery.org.