A Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am
By the start of the 1900s, 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 the amazing Philadelphia Teachers teaching our youth, teachers can purchase tickets at the youth rate!
The walking tour will take place on Saturday, September 18, 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: Jim Hence
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.