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 East’s most unusual deaths. End the Halloween season by learning about some of the cemetery’s most eccentric personalities and the peculiar ways in which they departed this earth in this walking tour.

Tour Guide: Sarah Hamill


  • $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.