Sunday, August 19 at 1pm
Leadership in the American Civil War had a profound effect on individual battles on both sides of the conflict, thus heavily influencing the final outcome of the war. Approximately forty Generals and countless officers and enlisted men who played an important role in the war are now laid to rest in the Valhalla that is Laurel Hill. This walking tour will examine the triumphs and failures that made some men household names, and others lost to history. While their bodies may be gone, the final impact of their leadership—or lack thereof—can still be felt today.
The walking tour will take place on Sunday, August 19 at 1:00pm. Enter at 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 and within the cemetery. The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors and $12/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
Tour Guide: Andy Waskie