At West Laurel Hill on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:00 am
Over three million men fought in the Civil War, at times brother against brother. Known as America’s second founding, battles took the lives of more than 600,000 people; which was 2% of the population. Great heroes and heroines are buried at a West Laurel Hill, among them a surgeon’s assistant who braved enemy artillery to carry a wounded solider left behind to safety; a carpenter’s mate who dipped below a heavy sea to fix the rudder on the USS Constitution so the ship could remain seaworthy; and a nurse who became the advocate for Memorial Day, a holiday first widely observed on May 30,1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. On this walking tour, visitors will learn of the stories, sacrifices, and acts of the valor that made these souls distinguished in their duty to their country.
The walking tour will take place on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. This walking tour departs from the West Laurel Hill Conservatory at 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Free parking is located just outside of the Conservatory entrance.
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: Andy Waskie