October Events

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    Seven Deadly Sins in the Cemetery

    Tuesday, October 3 at 6pm

    The Victorian era is often noted for moral, straitlaced behavior—but Laurel Hill residents had their share of vices. Underneath all of the proper behavior lurked the temptation of the seven deadly s…

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    9th Annual Rest in Peace 5k Run

    Saturday, October 7 at 5pm

    Trick or treat…move your feet! Kick off your Halloween season the right way. Organized by the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the Rest in Peace 5K Run is the premier Halloween costume run and after…

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    Sinners, Scandals and Suicides

    Sunday, October 8 at 1pm

    Laurel Hill has its brave military heroes like George Gordon Meade, its uplifting reformers like Sarah Josepha Hale, and selfless philanthropists like Robert Carson. But what about the less than pure …

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, October 14 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    13th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball

    Saturday, October 14 at 7pm

    The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery eagerly announce the date for their 13th Annual fundraising gala, the Gravediggers’ Ball, as Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 7:00pm-12:00am at the Event Center at…

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    The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Laurel Hill

    Sunday, October 15 at 1pm

    Adopted sons, signers of the Declaration, painters, sculptors, men of science, ladies of belle letters, famous physicians, pariahs of free press, purveyors of fine wine and, of course, political provo…

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    Soul Crawl: Haunted Halloween History Tours

    Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21 at 7pm

    Laurel Hill Cemetery’s classic Halloween flashlight tours have become a mainstay of the season. Experience the enchanting art and landscape after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you along w…

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    Dracula: A Gothic Mystery

    October 26 - 28, at 7pm

    1897- When a young man disappears during a business trip to Transylvania, his fiancée back in England clings to the hope that he will soon return safely. But the usually cool and rational Mina Murray…

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    The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, October 27 at 10am

    In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overvie…

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    Fall Family Day: Halloween Picnic and Parade

    Sunday, October 29, 1-3pm

    Spend an autumn afternoon exploring the many wonders and mysteries of Laurel Hill Cemetery while celebrating Halloween! Fall Fun for the Family at Laurel Hill will thrill and chill both the young and …

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