Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 1:00 pm
“Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.” One group of veterans returning from the Civil War, attracted by our city’s industries, transportation networks, universities, and medical schools, made Philadelphia one of their top ten destinations. But these veterans were not welcomed. They learned how to succeed or fail, live and die, incognito among their former enemies. Hear the untold story of war and peace, reunion and reconciliation from a different perspective: those now buried in the land of strangers, the Confederates of Laurel Hill. Fate denied them victory but gave them immortality. Learn the curious history of Philadelphians who joined the Confederacy: who they were, why they fought, and how they ended up so very far from the place they considered home.
This walking tour will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 1:00 pm departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132.
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: Sam Ricks
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.