Buried in a Land of Strangers: Confederates of Laurel Hill

Sunday, November 17, 2019 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 Sunday, November 17 at 1:00 pm, 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.

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). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Please note - youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour Guide: Sam Ricks

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