Auld Lang Syne: Scots of Laurel Hill East



Laurel Hill East

Scottish citizens made a significant contribution to the design of Laurel Hill East and its monuments and are among its many notable residents. Learn about the 26-year-old architect who designed Laurel Hill East, the Sir Walter Scott sculpture grouping that first greets visitors, and the craftsman responsible for George Washington’s tomb. This tour will also feature Scottish merchants, physicians, and patriots; people like Bonny Prince Charles’ surgeon, a cantankerous signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a tobacco agent who cofounded The First City Troop.

Tour Guide: Peter Howell


  • $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.