Let There Be Light

June 2020, by Patti Martin Bartsche

While Laurel Hill Cemetery has been a part of the fabric of Philadelphia since its founding in 1836, the 78-acre cemetery has long been, in some respects, a hidden gem in the City of Brotherly Love.

“More than 31,000 cars, as well as bikers, rowers and walkers pass by Laurel Hill Cemetery each day,” Nancy Goldenberg, president and CEO of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill cemeteries, explained. “And yet, many people didn’t realize what was over the crest of the ridge above them.”