Within its boundaries Laurel Hill Cemetery contains the remains of thousands of souls, all of whom have their own stories to tell. Perhaps the most poignant of these tales are those of the children long buried here. Early death was ever present for the most vulnerable, whether from stillbirth, disease, accident or even murder. Living past your 12th birthday in 19th and early 20th century Philadelphia was very often a challenge. This tour will look at some of the children who, for one reason or another, failed to meet that challenge and how their parents chose to remember them.
The walking tour will take place on Sunday, July 15 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132.
Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org.