EVENTS: Walking Tour


The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Friday, August 25 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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Titans of Industry

Sunday, August 27 at 10am

From the early days of the Republic through the Gilded Age, Laurel Hill hosts some of America’s most interesting and successful commercial giants. Making fortunes can be messy business though, a…

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Saturday, September 9 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Friday, September 22 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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Spirits and Spiritualists

Tuesday, September 26 at 6pm

In the 19th century, thousands of Philadelphians believed that they could communicate with the dead. All that it took was a darkened room, a circle of believers, and a sensitive medium. Other Philadel…

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Seven Deadly Sins in the Cemetery

Tuesday, October 3 at 6pm

The Victorian era is often noted for moral, straitlaced behavior—but Laurel Hill residents had their share of vices. Underneath all of the proper behavior lurked the temptation of the seven deadly s…

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Sinners, Scandals and Suicides

Sunday, October 8 at 1pm

Laurel Hill has its brave military heroes like George Gordon Meade, its uplifting reformers like Sarah Josepha Hale, and selfless philanthropists like Robert Carson. But what about the less than pure …

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Saturday, October 14 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Laurel Hill

Sunday, October 15 at 1pm

Adopted sons, signers of the Declaration, painters, sculptors, men of science, ladies of belle letters, famous physicians, pariahs of free press, purveyors of fine wine and, of course, political provo…

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Friday, October 27 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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Marine Corps Anniversary Service

Friday, November 10 at 10am

Join active and retired members of the United States Marine Corps at Laurel Hill Cemetery as they commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps in Philadelphia on November 10, …

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Saturday, November 11 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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Legendary Civil War Ladies

Saturday, November 18 at 1pm

The American Civil War was not just fought on the battlefield. Efforts on the home-front helped finance and support the battles, while also ensuring there was something for soldiers to return home to.…

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Friday, November 24 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Saturday, December 9 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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Having the Last Word: Epitaphs of Laurel Hill

Sunday, December 10 at 1pm

When Theodore Jaeckel lost his young wife in 1926, he wrote an epitaph befitting of their undying love. “Lovely, loving and beloved, life to her was a wondrous adventure” it began. “Life is Eter…

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The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Friday, December 22 at 10am

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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General Meade’s Birthday Celebration

Sunday, December 31 at Noon

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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