Cryptic Crypts: Egyptian Symbolism at Laurel Hill East



Laurel Hill East

Discover ancient symbols and architectural styles that have survived since the time of the pharaohs on this walk amidst Laurel Hill East’s historic tombs. Along the way, meet the individuals who revered such symbols enough to eternally memorialize them: A former defamed Egyptologist, a purveyor of quack medicine, and even Indiana Jones!


Tour Guide: Beth Savastana


  • $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.