Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 11:00 am
In the 19th Century, Scottish citizens made a significant contribution to our country, city, and even Laurel Hill Cemetery! At 26 years old, Scottish immigrant John Notman, rose above more established architects, like Thomas Ustick Walter, and won the design commission of the cemetery and some of its monuments. Notman now rests a stone’s throw away from the Gatehouse he designed. This tour will acquaint you with Notman and other famous and infamous Scots of days gone by like the cantankerous signer of the Declaration of Independence, Bonny Prince Charlie’s surgeon who became the hero of the Battle of Princeton, the craftsman responsible for George Washington’s tomb at Mt. Vernon, and many more.
The walking tour will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 11:00 am, 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.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Ticket pricing is $15/General Admission, $13/Seniors (65 & Up), $13/Students with ID, $10/Members, $7.50/Youth (6-12), and $0/Child (5 & Under).
Please note - youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tour Guide: Peter Howell
Information on directions and parking and visiting guidelines, including social distancing guidelines, are linked here to better plan your visit. A reminder email will also be sent to ticket holders a day before the program start day.