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Laurel Hill Cemetery

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Address: 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
Phone Number: 215 228 8200
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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Grand and interesting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Kevots
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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.

Thank MichaelD1978521
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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.

Thank John P
Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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.

Thank Alice G
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 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.

Thank Marvin G
Radnor, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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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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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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 

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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.

Thank PaBirddog

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