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Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
+1 215-228-8200
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A real life Necropolis!

On a recent visit to Philly, we were driving through Fairmount Park West. As I looked across the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John M
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Hedgesville, West Virginia
Fascinating and historical cemetery

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen. And it is historical, too. You... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
jacquelinerose5
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Philadelphia
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
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+1 215-228-8200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Philly, we were driving through Fairmount Park West. As I looked across the Schuykill River I could see the cemetery I had visited on several occasions. I was reminded of the beauty as I could see some of the taller...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen. And it is historical, too. You will find some very famous people buried here. The many monuments and mausoleums are really something to see. The site is inside Philadlephia and has great views....More

Thank jacquelinerose5
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I have visited this serene place many times since the 1980s. One of the earliest 'rural' cemeteries, it is laid out with curving paths and drives. You'll need to park across the street and strap on your walking shoes. There is plenty to see -...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Went on the "Soul Crawl" that was guided by Dave Horowitz I was mesmerized. The history that lies within those grounds was amazing and Dave was a fun and engaging guide. I cannot wait to return during the daylight.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Our time here was limited, and thus we were unable to see many of the headstones of historical interest. Notable gravesites include, but are by no means limited to, the Benjamin Rush family (but not Dr. Rush or his wife), Declaration signer Thomas McKean, Union...More

1  Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We recently attended a evening cabaret performed among the tombstones while relaxing in our lawn chairs. it was a beautiful location for this particular event. The paths to where the performance occurred were adequately lite and easy to walk on. The cemetery must be interesting...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

One of Philadelphia's hidden gems is this lovely cemetery a short ride away from the center of town. For first time visitor's I'd highly recommend an introductory tour either by the site's volunteer guide or by using the audio self guided tour (details on their...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We discovered this place when we went to see a friends band perform and see a car show. In a cemetery. yep. sounded crazy to me too. But it is a really nice venue and I want to go back and take a guided tour...More

Thank amy m
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We have been there many times. It is a cemetery that is well-maintained has fabulous structures and has history galore. If you can take a tour you learn so much about the cemetery some of the people that are buried there and some of the...More

Thank PaVistor19460
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

A cemetery with a gift shop? This cemetery has one, most likely because of its historic significance and location. On a nice day, Laurel Hill can offer serenity, beauty and contemplation of those who've gone before us. Within the cemetery, you will find Philadelphia's dignitaries,...More

Thank Tetor22
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kayliepark2
23 March 2018|
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Response from buztop | Reviewed this property |
Totally safe. The property is well maintained, fenced, and secure. Open nearly every day and some evenings (for special occasions).
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Sebastian D
29 January 2017|
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Response from Kevots | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In fact, there is a grave marker near the entrance for Adrian.
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