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    Memorial Day Parade, Service & Reception

    Sunday, May 27 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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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, June 1 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery

    Saturday, June 2 at 10am

    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, June 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Cinema in the Cemetery

    Friday, June 8 at 8pm

    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 …

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, June 9 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, June 15 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    To Set Them Free: Abolitionism and Laurel Hill

    Saturday, June 16 at 1pm

    Philadelphia played a central and indelible part in the struggle to end the evil that was slavery, even as the city itself was sharply and fiercely divided on the issue. Many Philadelphians who made i…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, June 22 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Soulstice (a Young Friends Event)

    Saturday, June 23 at 7pm

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

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, June 29 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, July 6 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery

    Saturday, July 7 at 10am

    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, July 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, July 14 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Forever Young: Died Before Their Time

    Sunday, July 15 at 10am

    Within its boundaries Laurel Hill Cemetery contains the remains of thousands of souls, all of whom have their own stories to tell. Perhaps the most poignant of these tales are those of the children lo…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, July 20 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, July 27 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Drip Drop, You’re Dead: Water As Witness

    Thursday, August 2 at 6m

    Whether it be frozen on mountaintops, liquid in the ocean, forming into rivers and streams, flowing through underground piping, bubbling up from deep wells or exiting via faucets and into bathtubs, wa…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, August 3 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery

    Saturday, August 4 at 10am

    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 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Ghostly Circus: Fire and Aerial Theater

    Friday, August 10 & Saturday, August 11 at 7pm

    This summer 7textures will return to Laurel Hill for a fifth year of enchanting fire and aerial performances with the Ghostly Circus. In this theatrical presentation amid the tombs, artists will build…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, August 11 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, August 17 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, August 24 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Famous Fights and Feuds

    Thursday, August 30 at 10am

    Details Forthcoming… The walking tour will take place on Thursday, August 30 at 6:00pm. Enter at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free p…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, August 31 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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery

    Saturday, September 1st, at 10 am

    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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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, September 8th at 10:00 am

    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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    Gone But Not Forgotten: Market of the Macabre

    Saturday, September 8, 12-5pm

    Peruse a curated collection of unusual antiques, assorted oddities, vintage items, artwork and handmade wares at this outdoor market of the macabre. Taking place in the most fitting of venues - a 18…

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    Sinners, Scandals, and Suicides

    Sunday, September 9th at 1:00 pm

    Laurel Hill has its brave military heroes like George Gordon Meade, its uplifting reformers like Sarah Josepha Hale, and selfless philanthropists like Robert Carson. But what about the less than pure …

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    Death is a Cabaret, Ol’ Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret (Presented by REV Theater Company)

    Friday, September 14th at 8pm; Saturday, September 15th at 8pm; Friday, September 21 at 8pm; Saturday, September 22 at 8pm

    Back from the dead by popular demand, New York-based REV Theatre Company will return to Laurel Hill Cemetery to both thrill and chill audiences amid the tombs. Conceived and created by REV’s Co-Arti…

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, September 28th 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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