Out of the Closet and Into the Crypt: Queer Stories of Laurel Hill

Themed Tour on Sunday, June 12 from 1 to 3 PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Most Laurel Hill residents lived at a time when it was illegal and/or unsafe to be out as an LGBT+ person. Neither sexual orientation nor gender expression was mentioned in obituaries or cemetery records. Nonetheless, Laurel Hill has always had queer residents and we will meet some of them on this tour, including a cemetery founder, lesbian artists, and 21st century gay activists. Join us for this special tour in honor of Pride Month!

Tour Guide: Pat Rose

Date: Sunday, June 12

Time: 1 – 3 PM


$15/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)

$13/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID

$10/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries and the Museum

$7.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)

Free/Ages 5 and under

Please note - youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.


This tour departs from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Information on directions and parking and visiting guidelines are linked to better plan your visit.

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