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Address: 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
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+1 215-228-8200
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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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Philly's Fantastic Final Resting Place

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tetor22
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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, politicians, socialites and millionaires from days gone by. Many of them have, no doubt, developed... More 

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New York City, New York
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283 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely cemetery is seen from the hiway - in fact - you drive under it! While it is not particularly well marked if you are trying to find something (someone!) specific, it is still a nice ramble. We saw loads of cool things from the car - including the spiritualist grave - look for it - interesting. spent about... More 

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Thank tressed
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348 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you enjoy a walk it is ok but it is not the best choose ,the grounds offer a picnic place and the Tomb stones show the history of the colonies so that is a plus!!!!!!.......There are lots of other sights in this general area so not to bad a starter walk and talk with your love interest ..... A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I came here as I wanted to see a part of history that isn't immediately available in the city. I can't give more than three stars since I had no guide book or context and so was left to just looking. What was quite different at this cemetery was that the graves had very little description, just names and dates... More 

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canton, ohio
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

we chose to visit this cemetery while in philadelphia. even in the fall the grounds were stunning. there were architectually stunning mauseoleums.

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Thank katana803
San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went on a wonderful tour of the cemetery which lasted more than and hour and was brimming with history and interesting facts.It was a hot day and at the end they provided us with snacks and water and lemonade. What a treat!

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Thank ellen h
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My sister surprised me and signed me up for a Laurel Hill Cemetery membership. We went on a members tour. The gentleman they lead the tour had worked at Laurel Hill for over 32 years. He was able to tell us some very interesting stories as we hiked through the cemetery. Lots of history about Laurel Hill Cemetery and some... More 

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1 Thank laurie r
Virginia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The cemetery has many interesting activities and is 78 acres. There are many interesting grave sites and it was built for people to enjoy. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank PamPrefers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 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 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 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.

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