Saturday, November 18 at 11am
Replete with art, architecture, nature, wildlife, stunning river vistas and an aura of timelessness and history, Laurel Hill Cemetery is one of Philadelphia’s most unique and beautiful sites. In addition to a full calendar of public tours offered year-round, visitors now have the option to take an extended self-guided tour using the new Laurel Hill Cemetery Mobile App. Produced by the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery and Night Kitchen Interactive, and funded by The 25th Century Foundation and The McLean Contributionship, the app is free to download and serves to replace the existing cell phone tour.
Including a voice narration, original music scores, present-day and historical images, and a GPS enabled map at each stop, users will gain a further understanding and appreciation of Laurel Hill’s historical, aesthetic, architectural and cultural significance. Choose your own path from a list of thirty-eight highlights or select from one of three themed tours: Art and Architecture, Pop Culture and Contemporary Stories or Lore and Legend. From the legendary ladies and illustrious captains of industry; to the brave military heroes and esteemed artists; the app features a collection of compelling tales that will both inspire and delight.
A reception to kick off the release of the app will take place on Saturday, November 18 beginning at 11am and will include light refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring their cell phones. The app may be downloaded for free using the cemetery’s WiFi or a personal data plan.
The event will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. This event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration is requested.