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Address: 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
Phone Number: +1 215-228-8200
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This 100-acre cemetery has an array of resplendent funerary monuments,...

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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gorgeous cememtery

we chose to visit this cemetery while in philadelphia. even in the fall the grounds were stunning. there were architectually stunning mauseoleums.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
katana803
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canton, ohio
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London, United Kingdom
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464 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as I wanted to see a part of history that isn't immediately available in the city. I can't give more than three stars since I had no guide book or context and so was left to just looking. What was quite different at this cemetery was that the graves had very little description, just names and dates... More 

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canton, ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we chose to visit this cemetery while in philadelphia. even in the fall the grounds were stunning. there were architectually stunning mauseoleums.

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Thank katana803
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went on a wonderful tour of the cemetery which lasted more than and hour and was brimming with history and interesting facts.It was a hot day and at the end they provided us with snacks and water and lemonade. What a treat!

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My sister surprised me and signed me up for a Laurel Hill Cemetery membership. We went on a members tour. The gentleman they lead the tour had worked at Laurel Hill for over 32 years. He was able to tell us some very interesting stories as we hiked through the cemetery. Lots of history about Laurel Hill Cemetery and some... More 

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Thank laurie r
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The cemetery has many interesting activities and is 78 acres. There are many interesting grave sites and it was built for people to enjoy. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank PamPrefers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

As lifelong Philly residents, we passed the Cemetery thousands of times on Kelly (Once East River) Drive, but never visited. By all means, take the guided tour, especially if you're a history buff, as there are many famous people and numerous interesting stories. The monuments are from modest to grand and some go back hundreds of years. Views of the... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a great place just to wounder through and see all the history. The recent Rocky movies filmed here and left Adrian Balboa grave site marker. Gen Meade is here also. Will be back for guided tour.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We loved walking among the beautiful monuments and statuary of the rich and famous in Philadelphia history from Revolutionary time to present. Loved viewing the grave of General Hugh Mercer.

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Thank John P
Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a great cemetery to go to but bring your walking shoes because it is really big and lots of hilly areas..You can see the Schulykill river from the edge and see the rowers at work.

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Thank Alice G
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

The main value of this old burial ground is realized only with a competent guide to show the sights and explain the significance, Best with a good tour group. A car is required to do it on your own and than it's basically a walk through a cemetery, interesting but lacing depth.

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