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September, 2006

Franklin And The Revolutionary Generation
Saturday, September 9, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
This walking tour will introduce us to many of Benjamin Franklin's family members and revolutionary friends. Pausing at their burial sites along our journey, we will recreate the years when Franklin and his comrades worked to build a new nation.
Guide: Michael Brooks, Ph.D., West Chester University professor, and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery board member

Dead White Republicans
Sunday, September 10, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
For 100 years Republicans controlled Philadelphia, and most of them rest at Laurel Hill. These men opposed slavery, advocated civil rights for black Americans, and supported Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War effort to defeat the Confederacy. But there was also a dark underside…
Guide: Andy Waskie, Ph.D., Temple University professor, and Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery

 

 

Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19132
215-228-8200

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October, 2006

Franklin And The Revolutionary Generation
Saturday, October 7, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
This walking tour will introduce us to many of Benjamin Franklin's family members and revolutionary friends. Pausing at their burial sites along our journey, we will recreate the years when Franklin and his comrades worked to build a new nation.
Guides: Ed and Mary Quinn, board members of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery

Sinners, Scandals And Suicides
Sunday, October 8, 2006

2:00 PM  $15
Visit the grave of the South Philly gangster who got whacked when he tried to infiltrate the Schuylkill county numbers racket, or the Civil War hero who made his fortune from white lightning, or the noted artist who committed suicide during the Depression… The final resting places of these troubled souls will be among many stops on Laurel Hill's scandalous, sinful and sordid side.
Guide: Thomas Keels, author of Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries

Halloween Tours (with re-enactors)
Friday, October 27, 2006

7:00 PM $20
Guides will take you through dimly lit pathways, as you discover the buried history of Laurel Hill Cemetery. You will learn about Victorian death rituals and mourning customs popular in the 1800s, and hear stories about the legends who have made this their final resting place. Along your journey, you will meet some of Laurel Hill's most restless spirits, as portrayed by talented local actors.

Halloween Tours (with re-enactors)
Saturday, October 28, 2006

7:00 PM $20
Guides will take you through dimly lit pathways, as you discover the buried history of Laurel Hill Cemetery. You will learn about Victorian death rituals and mourning customs popular in the 1800s, and hear stories about the legends who have made this their final resting place. Along your journey, you will meet some of Laurel Hill's most restless spirits, as portrayed by talented local actors.

Halloween Tours (no re-enactors)
Sunday, October 29, 2006

2:00 PM $15
Guides will take you through dimly lit pathways, as you discover the buried history of Laurel Hill Cemetery. You will learn about Victorian death rituals and mourning customs popular in the 1800s, and hear stories about the legends who have made this their final resting place.

 

 

 

 

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