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 work and you’ll find many other breathtaking monuments, some of which were exhibited as artworks prior to their placement in the cemetery. Who were the sculptors and how did they shape our final view of those now resting peacefully beneath richly carved or poured materials? Funerary art can be a reflection of the departed and the times they lived in. This tour will showcase Laurel Hill as both a sculpture garden and as a place of remembrance.
The walking tour will take place on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 10:00 am, departing from 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: MaryEllen Moran
Information on directions and parking and visiting guidelines, including social distancing guidelines, are linked here to better plan your visit. A reminder email will also be sent to ticket holders a day before the program start day.