Dearly, Yet Oddly Departed



Laurel Hill East

What do a lost cat, Bavarian cream custard, a trip to New Jersey, and a whiskey highball have in common? Believe it or not, they all played a role in some of Laurel Hill’s most unusual deaths. Begin the Halloween season by learning about some of the cemetery’s most eccentric personalities and the ways in which they departed this earth in this walking tour.


Tour Guide: Sarah Hamill


  • $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.