Tails from the Crypt: Animal Lovers Tour and Dog Walk

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Who wants to go for a WALK? Do YOU want to go for a WALK? Let’s go for a WALK! Pet-friendly Laurel Hill Cemetery reverberates with the spirit and influence of animals, especially domestic. In 1867, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—formed in Philadelphia—was only the second humane society to have organized in the nation and it led to many other rescue organizations dedicated to the city’s working and companion animals. A number of their human champions are buried in beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery. Learn about them on this springtime walking tour as we navigate undulating grounds, ascending and descending the terraced landscape. Pets, please bring your humans, be sure they have comfortable footwear, and be sure they bring your leash.

This walking tour will take place on Sunday, April 28, at 1:00 pm departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132. Pets are welcomed but must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after. Free parking is located across the street from the main entrance. The cost is $15/person, $13/seniors and students, and $12/members.

Purchase Tickets 



    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, January 18, 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…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Boneyard Bookworms

    Boneyard Bookworms

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Boneyard Bookworms meets once per month on the grounds of Laurel Hill or West Laurel Hill. There is no fee to join or attend, but registration for each session is required. To offer a unique perspecti…

    Read MoreRSVP


    ​Sitting with Grief within Meditation

    ​Sitting with Grief within Meditation

    Wednesday, February 5, 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 …

    Read MoreRSVP


    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, February 8, 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…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    'Til Death Do Us Part

    ‘Til Death Do Us Part

    Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Love and death are the preferred subjects of poets and philosophers across eras and oceans – subjects intertwined in their great mystery, in their power to inspire, to destroy and to change our worl…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, February 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…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Boneyard Bookworms

    Boneyard Bookworms

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Boneyard Bookworms meets once per month on the grounds of Laurel Hill or West Laurel Hill. There is no fee to join or attend, but registration for each session is required. To offer a unique perspecti…

    Read MoreRSVP


    Black History Month Walking Tour

    Black History Month Walking Tour

    Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Every February, Americans commemorate and pay tribute to the achievements and central role of African Americans in shaping our history. This February, West Laurel Hill Cemetery will pay tribute to som…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Death Loves a Shining Mark

    Death Loves a Shining Mark

    Saturday, March 21, 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 th…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Sunday, March 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…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Boneyard Bookworms

    Boneyard Bookworms

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Boneyard Bookworms meets once per month on the grounds of Laurel Hill or West Laurel Hill. There is no fee to join or attend, but registration for each session is required. To offer a unique perspecti…

    Read MoreRSVP


    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Saturday, March 28, 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…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Women's Leader Tour

    Women’s Leader Tour

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

    There are many kinds of leaders, from visionaries who push the boundaries of their artistic fields and scientists uncovering the secrets of medicine, to protestors advocating for the advancements of c…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets