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Address: 3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone Number: 215 228 8200
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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Vrry good if a guide is available

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marvin G
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Marvin G
Radnor, Pa
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wear your walking shoes and have some idea of Philadelphia's old money families. They even jockeyed for position when they were dead!

Thank mk1956
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting for final repose of many famous Philadelphians. Worth a visit (free parking lot across the street on Ridge Ave). Check their website for some macabre and fun public programs from concerts and film screening, and ghost tours and more. Worth a stroll through to read headstones. Map in office/mini-gift shop next to gated entrance. No charge to visit.... More 

Thank MissElegance
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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I was fascinated by all the notable people buried in North Laurel Hill Cemetery. I saw the graves of Civil War soldiers and officers (including General Meade, the hero of Gettysburg), signers of the Declaration of Independence, famous Philadelphians throughout history in different ways. But the various styles of the monuments and the lay of the land overlooking the Schuykill... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

Thank Jonathan B
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136 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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.

Thank PaBirddog
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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!

Thank Hal M
New York, NY
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank JudyBG
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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