To Set Them Free: Abolitionism and Laurel Hill

To Set Them Free: Abolitionism and Laurel Hill

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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 talk will take place on Sunday, June 28 at 1:00pm, virtually through a Zoom meeting. A What to Expect email will be sent to all ticket holders before the talk starts with information on how to log in. (Please note, tickets will be on sale until 12 pm on Sunday, June 28, 2020.)

Ticket pricing is $10/General Admission, $8/Seniors (65 & Up), $8/Students with ID, & $5/Members.

Tour Guide: Russ Dodge

Purchase Tickets 



    Death Cafe

    Death Cafe

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Death Café is a unique opportunity for the public to meet and discuss death. For this installment, we are meeting virtually on Zoom! This group-led discussion has no specific…

    Read MoreRSVP


    ​Sitting with Grief within Meditation

    ​Sitting with Grief within Meditation

    Wednesday, June 24, 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


    Yoga in the Cemetery Goes Virtual

    Yoga in the Cemetery Goes Virtual

    Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga virtual session led by experienced yoga instructor, Emily Tara Sabalbaro. Emily teaches an all-levels, slow-flow class that enhances alignment…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Death Cafe

    Death Cafe

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Death Café is a unique opportunity for the public to meet and discuss death. For this installment, we are meeting virtually on Zoom! This group-led discussion has no specific…

    Read MoreRSVP


    Yoga in the Cemetery Goes Virtual

    Yoga in the Cemetery Goes Virtual

    Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga virtual session led by experienced yoga instructor, Emily Tara Sabalbaro. Emily teaches an all-levels, slow-flow class that enhances alignment…

    Read MorePurchase Tickets


    Death Cafe

    Death Cafe

    Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Death Café is a unique opportunity for the public to meet and discuss death. For this installment, we are meeting virtually on Zoom! This group-led discussion has no specific…

    Read MoreRSVP