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Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
+1 215-228-8200
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Victorian Sculpture Garden

I have visited this serene place many times since the 1980s. One of the earliest 'rural... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
buztop
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AMAZING!

Went on the "Soul Crawl" that was guided by Dave Horowitz I was mesmerized. The history that lies... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
TyroneTravels
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This 100-acre cemetery has an array of resplendent funerary monuments, including small Victorian palaces, art nouveau sarcophagi and pre-Raphaelite stained glass.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this serene place many times since the 1980s. One of the earliest 'rural' cemeteries, it is laid out with curving paths and drives. You'll need to park across the street and strap on your walking shoes. There is plenty to see -...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Went on the "Soul Crawl" that was guided by Dave Horowitz I was mesmerized. The history that lies within those grounds was amazing and Dave was a fun and engaging guide. I cannot wait to return during the daylight.

Thank TyroneTravels
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our time here was limited, and thus we were unable to see many of the headstones of historical interest. Notable gravesites include, but are by no means limited to, the Benjamin Rush family (but not Dr. Rush or his wife), Declaration signer Thomas McKean, Union...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We recently attended a evening cabaret performed among the tombstones while relaxing in our lawn chairs. it was a beautiful location for this particular event. The paths to where the performance occurred were adequately lite and easy to walk on. The cemetery must be interesting...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

One of Philadelphia's hidden gems is this lovely cemetery a short ride away from the center of town. For first time visitor's I'd highly recommend an introductory tour either by the site's volunteer guide or by using the audio self guided tour (details on their...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We discovered this place when we went to see a friends band perform and see a car show. In a cemetery. yep. sounded crazy to me too. But it is a really nice venue and I want to go back and take a guided tour...More

Thank amy m
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We have been there many times. It is a cemetery that is well-maintained has fabulous structures and has history galore. If you can take a tour you learn so much about the cemetery some of the people that are buried there and some of the...More

Thank PaVistor19460
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

A cemetery with a gift shop? This cemetery has one, most likely because of its historic significance and location. On a nice day, Laurel Hill can offer serenity, beauty and contemplation of those who've gone before us. Within the cemetery, you will find Philadelphia's dignitaries,...More

Thank Tetor22
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This lovely cemetery is seen from the hiway - in fact - you drive under it! While it is not particularly well marked if you are trying to find something (someone!) specific, it is still a nice ramble. We saw loads of cool things from...More

1  Thank tressed
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you enjoy a walk it is ok but it is not the best choose ,the grounds offer a picnic place and the Tomb stones show the history of the colonies so that is a plus!!!!!!.......There are lots of other sights in this general area...More

Thank thomas p
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Sebastian D
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Yes. In fact, there is a grave marker near the entrance for Adrian.
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