Virtual Hot Spots and Storied Plots

Virtual Program on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6:00 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? But now, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home! This virtual tour provides an informative overview of Laurel Hill’s long history, which includes many of the marble masterpieces, stunning views, and legendary stories that afford the cemetery its WOW factor. Hot Spots and Storied Plots is the perfect introduction for anyone who enjoys beautiful art, scenic nature, and fascinating history. An experienced graveyard guide will offer you their own unique perspective and no two Hot Spots and Storied Plots are alike!

The virtual tour will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 6:00 pm, departing from your living room via Zoom. The Zoom link and information will be emailed to you when you complete your RSVP and closer to the event.

The program is free but if you enjoy Laurel Hill Cemetery, consider making an additional donation during checkout.

Tour Guide: Russ Dodge

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    October 7, 8, 10 & 27 at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm showings

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    Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classical Music

    October 7, 8, 10, & 27 6:30PM & 9:00PM Showings

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    Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classical Music

    October 7, 8, 10, & 27 6:30PM & 9:00PM Showings

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

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    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Boneyard Bookworms

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    Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classical Music

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    *Please note* Candlelight Concerts: A Fever Original Event is renting the cemetery grounds for this production and is not affiliated or produced by Laurel Hill Cemetery or the Friends of Laurel Hill &…

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    Candlelight Halloween Jazz: Haunted Soul Melodies

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    Fall Family Day

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    Virtual Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Virtual Program on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Walking Tour at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Walking Tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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    Giving Back: Philanthropists of Laurel Hill

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    5Rhythms Wave Class

    Dance Class at Laurel Hill Cemetery on November 28, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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    Hot Spots and Storied Plots

    Walking Tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 1:00 pm

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    Tangling the Stones: A Zentangle Workshop

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    Sacred Spaces and Storied Places

    Walking Tour at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 1:00 pm

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