Themed Tour, Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 3 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Whether we can hear it or not, music hangs in the air at Laurel Hill Cemetery—heavenly intonations of the singers, musicians, lyricists and composers buried within. Visit the gravesites of those who contributed in some way to the musical legacy of America. In some cases, we’ll even hear their work. This includes the composer who created the first serious American symphonic work and was also the first music critic in the United States; the woman who wrote the first words that Thomas Edison uttered into his recently invented phonograph; and the “Bruce Springsteen of Early 20th Century American Opera,” who riled up audiences everywhere from Philadelphia’s Academy of Music to Teddy Roosevelt’s White House to the opera houses of Australia circa 1913.
Tour Guide: Rich Willhelm
Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: 1-3 PM
Cost: $15/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
$13/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
$10/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries and the Museum
$7.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)
Free/Ages 5 and under
Please note - youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.
This tour departs from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Information on directions and parking and visiting guidelines are linked to better plan your visit.