November Events

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    Oddly Departed Tour

    Oddly Departed Tour

    Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    What do a lost cat, Bavarian cream custard, a trip to New Jersey and a whiskey highball have in common? Believe it or not, they all played a role in some of Laurel Hill’s most unusual deaths. Wrap u…

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Sunday November 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Tangled Webs Tour

    Tangled Webs Tour

    Family Ties in Laurel Hill on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    There were only so many prominent Philadelphia families of the 18th and 19th centuries, largely because they stuck to themselves, with enough intermarriage among them to crash geneological site server…

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    True Colors: Fall Arbor Tour

    True Colors: Fall Arbor Tour

    At Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    True Colors, a walking tour through Laurel Hill Cemetery, will highlight some of the most impressive and interesting trees of the cemetery. Join Arboretum Manager, Aaron Greenberg in a discussion of s…

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

    The expansion of Fairmount Park in the 1860s prevented further growth of Laurel Hill, and in 1869 our sister cemetery, West Laurel Hill, was established just across the river in Bala Cynwyd. This gene…

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    VIRTUAL Sinners and Scandals

    VIRTUAL Sinners and Scandals

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    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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    ​VIRTUAL Sitting with Grief within Meditation

    ​VIRTUAL Sitting with Grief within Meditation

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Grief is a natural response to loss and when we allow ourselves to mourn, we can honor the pain that is felt and let go. Meditation is a wonderful and gentle tool in the process of mourning. Kirsten …

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    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? This monthly tour series provides an informative ove…

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

    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? This talk provides an informative overview of Laurel…

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    Death Loves a Shining Mark

    Death Loves a Shining Mark

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

    In Victorian America, formal bereavement was an accepted cultural institution. Mourning was observed through many non-spoken rituals to commemorate the dead, dictate social behavior, and demonstrate t…

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