Charting the Course: The Mapmakers, Surveyors & Engineers of Laurel Hill

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

From the Revolutionary War officer responsible for the iconic 1792 map of Pennsylvania to the 20th Century illustrator of popular travel maps and Old Philadelphia sketches, Laurel Hill is home to many individuals who made important historical contributions to United States mapping. The tour will also highlight a Civil War Major General who drafted his own reconnaissance maps, a civilian engineer who played a pivotal role in winning the Civil War Battle of Memphis and the architect responsible for an early map of Germantown and the South section of Laurel Hill. These individuals have left their legacies in the lines they set down and we’ll follow them to see where their stories lead us.

The walking tour will take place on Sunday, July 21 at 10:00 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.

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: Rich Boardman

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