A Tour for Tiny Taphs



Laurel Hill East

A taphophile is “a person who is interested in cemeteries, funerals, and gravestones”. This tour is designed to pique the curiosity of younger children and introduce them to not only Laurel Hill East, but common themes and symbolism that can be found in most 19th-century cemeteries! The tour is a little shorter than others but is bound to inspire with moments of discovery, like opening an underground vault and … knocking on a headstone? Join us to find out what that means!

Tour Guide: Guenevere Eckert


  • $17/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $15/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $12/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill
  • $8.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • $1.90/Access Card Holders (can purchase up to 4 tickets) **
  • Free/Ages 5 and under

** Access Card + Valid Photo I.D. must be presented at check-in.

Please note – youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged!


This tour departs from Laurel Hill East’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Information on directions, parking, and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.