Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 1:00 pm
Sixty years ago, Americans were introduced to the term ‘military-industrial complex’ but the concept goes back to the country’s beginning. This tour will visit the industrialists, marketers, and inventors who have filled the supply and service needs that turned the US military from a disjointed set of militias into the most powerful war machine in the world. Some profited handsomely, others seemingly were taken advantage of by our government, while others were true racketeers… seizing the opportunity of war to make their fortune. You will meet the Philadelphian family who converted their carpet business into one that made blankets for soldiers during the Civil War, a woman who earned a mere fraction of what was agreed upon for her invention from the government, and a doctor who sought a fortune embalming bodies.
The walking tour will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021, 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.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
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).
Please note - youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tour Guide: Marty Foley
Information on directions and parking and visiting guidelines, including social distancing guidelines, are linked here to better plan your visit. A reminder email will also be sent to ticket holders a day before the program start day.