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Address: 3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone Number: 215 228 8200
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Description: 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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Strikingly beautiful cemetery

I am by no means a cemetery aficionado. I am, however, a fan of architecture and stone monuments. And this cemetery offers just that. Laurel Hill is a stunning, hilly 72-acre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I am by no means a cemetery aficionado. I am, however, a fan of architecture and stone monuments. And this cemetery offers just that. Laurel Hill is a stunning, hilly 72-acre park brimming with 19th- and 20th-century monuments to Philadelphia's wealthiest citizens and their families, past and present. The marble and granite works here are mostly striking works of art,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great way to spend a day. Beautiful grounds with huge trees and great views of the river. This place is steeped with history, and they have maps available to grave sites or monuments that you may wish to visit. Staff helpful. Restrooms on site. Will be back to spend more time and possibly take some of their guided activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Can't believe I've never been here before, living in Philly all my life. Definitely worth a look if you are out in east falls or feel like biking up the hill. So cool to see a hillside cemetery- really a gorgeous place. Free to drive through, bike, and you can bring dogs on leashes!

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Laurel Hill Cemetery might be the best 19th century cemetery in eastern Pennsylvania. It is a true cemetery park, not unlike Green-wood in Brooklyn or Woodlawn in The Bronx. It is drivable and well-maintained, with varied monument types, and terrains. It's also large – it takes time to explore on foot or in a car. We really appreciated the mobile... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Laurel Hill Cemetery is a simply astonishing place. Besides the beauty of its setting high above the banks of the Schuylkill River, on which one can often watch racing crews train and even compete, it is full of astonishing, extravagant gravestones and markers and mausoleums. Dr Who fans will find many "Weeping Angels" here. There are whole clusters of mausoleums,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I recently went on a tour of St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans and I realized how spoiled Laurel Hill has made me. Laurel Hill is 100 x better than St. Louis Cemetery. Sure, there's no tomb that may or may not be Marie Lavau's, but the tombstones and mausoleums are so much more beautiful, the views so much more... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Philly is great, so beautiful. Four or us planned a road trip from Toronto Canada to visit a friend who recently moved there for work, the bonus was that our favourite band, The Dead Milkmen were playing there (in the cemetery) the very same weekend :) :) :) What a gorgeous cemetery! I wish we had more time there to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Laurel Hill is situated above Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River leading to some amazing views with the towering monuments in the foreground and the river in the background. Many local and historical dignitaries are buried here along with hundreds of family plots. The memorials to those who have passed make for interesting viewing, along with some more recent celebrities... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

So lately I have been research what made Philadelphia so great as a city? Yes th ecountry started here, yes the constitution was written here, the flag, the bell, even Rocky. BUT if you want to know how the wealthy started the country, visit Laurel Hill, Wiedner, Drexel, Childs, Elkins, Rittenhouse... Looking for the start... look no further. the testament... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ominously beautiful & so serene at dusk. If you have the opportunity to go when they have a show at the crypts...GO! The experience will totally affect and infect you like no other. Sculpturally...artstically...creatively inspiring...immensely beautiful. It's easy to forget there are people buried all over around you!

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