Behind the Name: Philadelphia Schools

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM

By the start of the 1900’s, the practice of naming Philadelphia public schools after well-known civic leaders, industrialists and military figures was commonplace. From the victor of Gettysburg and a Philadelphia mayor; to an abolitionist and an educational reformer; this walking tour will visit the graves of some of Philadelphia’s most prominent figures for whom our city’s schools are named. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers will receive a discounted ticket price.

This walking tour will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 1:00 pm departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located across the street from the main entrance. The cost is $15/person, $13/seniors and students, and $12/members.

Tour Guide: Jim Hence

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