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    Classy Broads and Daring Dames

    Saturday, March 25 at 1pm

    Laurel Hill Cemetery marks Women’s History Month with a program honoring some of our most accomplished broads and dames. What do the Broad Street Subway, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlantic City an…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, April 8 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    History Hunt, Family Hike and Journal Making

    Saturday, April 22 at 1pm

    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 tog…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, April 28 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    Ghosts Among Our Graves

    Friday, May 5 at 7pm

    Is there anything on the other side? What becomes of our life energy after we die? Professional ghost hunters, Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators, have conducted numerous investigations of historic …

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    Members-Only: Voices of the Civil War

    Members-Only: Voices of the Civil War

    Saturday, May 6 at 10am

    Despite having been passed into history, the voices of Civil War veterans buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery can still be heard today, 150 years after the end of the war. Through personal accounts, contem…

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    Shades of Animals at Laurel Hill

    Saturday, May 13 at 1pm

    Animal influence is evident throughout culture –in art, sport, business, home, even personal names—and this inescapable connection to the non-human animal world infuses Laurel Hill Cemetery. From …

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, May 13 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery

    Saturday, May 20 at 2pm

    Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga session in the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sessions will be led by experienced yoga instructo…

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    Memorial Day Parade, Service & Reception

    Sunday, May 28 at 12pm

    The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day Observance in Philadelphia in 1868. The en…

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    Six Feet (Under) From Stardom

    Sunday, June 4 at 1pm

    “Six Feet (Under) From Stardom” is a salute to supporting players—little-known characters whose friends, relatives, and even enemies are household names. Meet the feisty “editress&…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, June 10 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    The Ghostly Circus: Fire and Aerial Theater

    June 16 and 17 at 7pm

    This June Laurel Hill Cemetery will partner with 7textures, a creative group of styling and event design, to bring The Ghostly Circus to life for its fourth consecutive year. Somewhere between the clo…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery

    Saturday, June 17 at 2pm

    Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga session in the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sessions will be led by experienced yoga instructo…

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    MEMBERS-ONLY: Twilight Tour of Laurel Hill

    MEMBERS-ONLY: Twilight Tour of Laurel Hill

    Thursday, June 22 at 7:00pm

    Experience what the average visitor does not have access to: the magical and mysterious aura that undulates through Laurel Hill’s grounds after the gates close for the day. Join tour guide Terri Gre…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, June 23 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    The Soulstice (a Young Friends Event)

    Saturday, June 24 at 7pm

    To kick off the start of summer Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Young Friends group, The Antemortem Society, is putting the soul in solstice with a celebration and fundraiser like no other. The Soulstice wil…

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    Hamlet (Presented by REV Theatre)

    Friday, July 7 & Saturday, July 8 at 8pm

    A skull, a poisoned sword, a villainous uncle/King, a funeral (or a wedding?), a devoted friend, a drowned girl, and - “To be or not to be,” of course. And when a ghost appears, our iconic hero H…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, July 8 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    Hamlet (Presented by REV Theatre)

    Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15 at 8pm

    A skull, a poisoned sword, a villainous uncle/King, a funeral (or a wedding?), a devoted friend, a drowned girl, and - “To be or not to be,” of course. And when a ghost appears, our iconic hero H…

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    Cyanotypes in the Cemetery

    Saturday, July 22 at 10am

    First discovered in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, the cyanotype process was initially utilized to make blueprints. In 1843, however, Anna Atkins - the first photographer to use the process to create ph…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, July 28 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    Cinema in the Cemetery

    Friday, July 28 at 9pm

    Pack a picnic, gather some friends or a date, and enjoy an evening under the stars. As the sun sets over Laurel Hill’s historic tombs the grainy joys of the film experience will be brought to life d…

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    Victorians After Dark (A Young Friends Event)

    Thursday, August 3 at 6pm

    Scandal, scorned lovers, and 1850s sexts: if only the editors of Page Six had been alive in the 1800’s! Join Laurel Hill tour guide Alexis Pedrick for a wild ride through 19th century gossip as …

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    9th Annual Hearse and Professional Vehicle Show

    Saturday, August 12, 10am-4pm

    Mohnton Professional Car Club (MPCC) welcomes owners of any and all hearses, ambulances, flower cars, limousines and other service vehicles to participate in its 9th Annual Service Car and Hearse Show…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, August 12 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    Cinema in the Cemetery

    Friday, August 18 at 9pm

    Pack a picnic, gather some friends or a date, and enjoy an evening under the stars. As the sun sets over Laurel Hill’s historic tombs the grainy joys of the film experience will be brought to life d…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery

    Saturday, August 19 at 2pm

    Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga session in the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sessions will be led by experienced yoga instructo…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, August 25 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    Titans of Industry

    Sunday, August 27 at 10am

    From the early days of the Republic through the Gilded Age, Laurel Hill hosts some of America’s most interesting and successful commercial giants. Making fortunes can be messy business though, a…

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