Afternoon Out with Our Dearly Departed: Victorian Picnic & Tour



Laurel Hill East

Before the existence of public parks, there were few retreats from the crowded city for 19th-century Philadelphians. Boasting breathtaking art, stunning architecture, and carefully curated horticulture, Victorians flocked to Laurel Hill with their picnics in tow for reflection, relaxation, and recreation. Spend an afternoon enjoying the grounds, a panoramic river view and towering monuments just like Victorians did 186 years ago on this guided walking tour. Bring your own picnics, blankets, and/or beach chairs if you would like to enjoy a picnic and chat with the tour guide after the tour. Victorian-themed attire is very much encouraged!

Tour Guide: Patricia Silverman


  • $15/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $13/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $10/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill
  • $7.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • Free/Ages 5 and under

Please note – youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.


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