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 after. 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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