History Hunt, Family Hike and Journal Making

Saturday, April 22 at 1pm

There are many ways to learn about and enjoy the wonders of Laurel Hill. This special Earth Day program incorporates a history hunt designed for families (with children ages­ 7 and older) to work together as teams on a guided hike. The journey of discovery begins at Laurel Hill’s historic Gatehouse where participants will create personalized journals filled with clues, riddles, maps and more. Then we’ll go outdoors to explore the oldest section of the cemetery following the clues from the journals. Who will be the first to spot the giant stone microphone? Who is buried in a cave? Can you find the big frog? If you walk ten paces from point A, turn left and look up, what will you see? Fun facts will be shared throughout – and don’t forget to write all you’ve learned in your journal to have a keepsake of your visit.

This program will take place on Saturday, April 22 at 1pm, 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. The cost is $5/person.

Guide: Nancy W. Wright

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