Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:00 am
19th century doctors had little to offer patients suffering from the ubiquitous digestive ailments and deadly diseases of the time, treatment mostly being worse than the complaint itself. The dilemma was fed and exploited by a long parade of astute businessmen, greedy charlatans and quacks. At Laurel Hill rest a number of individuals who were active participants in the manufacturing, advertising and distribution of the patent medicine trade, including one whose family was in the business for almost a century.
This walking tour will take place on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 am. Enter at 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: Rich Boardman
Social Distancing Guidelines for In-Person Tours
To maintain the safety of guests and staff the following guidelines are in effect for all in-person tours:
- Tickets must be purchased in advance and tours are limited to 10 people
- There will be a table set up near check-in. A staff person will ask three screening questions before admitting guests on the tour to make sure guests have not been exposed to COVID 19 in the past two weeks. (If you think you have been exposed to Covid-19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will issue you a credit for your ticket purchase).
- Anyone older than 2 years of age must wear a mask or facial covering over their nose and mouth at all times
- Everyone on the tour is asked to practice social distancing with anyone outside of their household
- A staff person will be on hand on the tour to ensure that these guidelines are followed