October Events

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    Rest In Peace 5K

    A 5K Race in Laurel Hill Cemetery or Virtual Fun Run on Saturday, October 2, 2021

    Organized by the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, the Rest in Peace 5K Run is the premier Halloween costume Run in the region! The RIP 5K is back for its 13th year and will be on …

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    Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classic Music

    October 7, 8, 10 & 27 at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classical Music

    October 7, 8, 10, & 27 6:30PM & 9:00PM Showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 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 talk provides an informative overview of Laurel…

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    Dearly, Yet Oddly Departed (More Tickets Added!)

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, October 10, 2021 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. Begin …

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    Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classical Music

    October 7, 8, 10, & 27 6:30PM & 9:00PM Showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

    October 14, 16, 17 & 29 at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    2021 Gravediggers' Ball

    2021 Gravediggers’ Ball

    6 PM

    The 2021 Gravediggers’ Ball SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 15, 2021 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology The Gravediggers’ Ball is the biggest annual fundraise…

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

    October 14, 16, 17, & 29 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM Showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Sacred Stone: Laurel Hill as a Sculpture Garden

    Walking Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 10:00 am

    The sandstone sculptural group Old Mortality and His Pony greet visitors daily to Laurel Hill, establishing the cemetery’s place as a unique outdoor sculpture garden. Look beyond this impressive wor…

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

    October 14, 16, 17, & 29 6:30PM & 9:00PM Showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Walking Tour of West Laurel Hill on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    The expansion of Fairmount Park in the 1860s prevented further growth of Laurel Hill, and in 1869 West Laurel Hill was established just across the river in Bala Cynwyd. This walking tour provides a wo…

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    Fall Foliage Tour of West Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Arbor Tour of West Laurel Hill on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Join our Arboretum Manager, Aaron Greenberg, on a brisk autumn walk through the peak fall colors of some of the great trees of West Laurel Hill Cemetery. From the dazzling reds of our sugar maple all…

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    The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson

    Walking Tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Adopted sons, signers of the Declaration, painters, sculptors, men of science, ladies of belles-lettres, famous physicians, pariahs of free press, purveyors of fine wine and, of course, political prov…

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    5Rhythms Wave Class

    Dance Class at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    The Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries are partnering with 5 Rhythms to explore the joy of dance through a waves class, once a month from March to November. Join us for ecstatic move…

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    Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classical Music

    October 7, 8, 10, & 27 6:30PM & 9:00PM Showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

    October 14, 16, 17, & 29 6:30PM & 9:00PM Showings

    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Sinners and Scandals

    Walking Tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 1:00 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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    Fall Family Day

    Fall Family Day

    Family Fun Day at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, October 31 from 11 AM to 2 PM

    Join us Sunday, October 31 from 11 am-2 pm at Laurel Hill Cemetery for our Family Fun Day Halloween celebration! This special event features children’s tours, pumpkin decorating, spooky crafts, …

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