An Abolitionism Walking Tour at Laurel Hill on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:00 am
Philadelphia played a central and indelible part in the struggle to end the evil that was slavery, even as the city itself was sharply and fiercely divided on the issue. Many Philadelphians who made it their purpose to crusade against the institutionalized bondage of African-Americans did so against great opposition and often, great personal danger. Yet, they fought unflinchingly, eventually leading to the Emancipation Proclamation issued on January 1,1863. On this tour, hear the tales of their struggles and courage as we remember those who fought the good fight against that terrible scourge.
This walking tour will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 10:00 am departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132.
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: Russ Dodge
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.