Directions & Parking

DIRECTIONS

Laurel Hill Cemetery is located at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132.

From the South and East:Take I-76 West to Exit 340A Lincoln Drive/Kelly Drive. When merging onto the bridge over the river move into the far left lane: Ridge Avenue-East/Kelly Drive/East River Drive. At the bottom of the exit ramp go straight on Kelly Drive to the third light, South Ferry Road, and turn left. Turn right immediately at the first light onto Ridge Avenue. Continue approximately ¼ mile to the entrance to the Cemetery on your right, through the arch of the historic gatehouse.

From the West:Take PA Turnpike to Valley Forge Exit. Take I-76 East to Exit 340A Kelly Drive/Lincoln Dr. Exit. Stay in the far left lane and follow signs for Ridge Avenue: East/Kelly Drive/East River Drive. At the bottom of the exit ramp go straight on Kelly Drive to the third light, South Ferry Road, and turn left. Turn right immediately at the first light onto Ridge Avenue. Continue approximately ¼ mile to the entrance of the Cemetery on your right, through the arch of the historic gatehouse.

From the North:(Philadelphia International Airport, Walt Whitman Bridge, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, etc…) Take US Route 1 to the Ridge Avenue Exit, the last exit before the Schuylkill River. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Ridge Avenue. Continue approximately ¼ mile to the entrance of the Cemetery on your right, through the arch of the historic gatehouse.

From Downtown / Visitor’s Center: Take the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum Circle, and bear right onto Kelly Drive. Continue approximately 3 miles to South Ferry Road. Turn right on South Ferry and turn right immediately at the first light onto Ridge Avenue. Continue approximately ¼ mile to the entrance to the Cemetery on your right through the arch of the historic gatehouse.

Public Transportation: Board SEPTA bus route 61, the Ridge Avenue line, in Center City at any stop on 9th Street between Walnut and Arch, and get off at Clearfield Street across from the Cemetery Gatehouse. As an alternative, take any bus, subway or El line that crosses Allegheny Avenue and get the Allegheny bus, route 60,which ends at Ridge Avenue; the Cemetery Gatehouse is a one block walk southward.

PARKING

A limited number of parking spaces are available immediately inside the cemetery’s main entrance on Ridge Avenue. After passing under the Gatehouse archway, the parking spaces will be located to your left, and the office and gift shop to your right.

Laurel Hill also owns the larger parking lot located directly across the street from the Gatehouse entrance. We recommend that tour groups and event attendees use this lot, and cross Ridge Avenue by foot to enter the cemetery. Oversized vehicles, including school and tour buses, should always use this lot.

Visitors are also welcome to explore the cemetery in their vehicles, and may park along the edges of any of our roads to explore sections by foot. Please simply leave enough room for other vehicles to pass.