General Meade’s Birthday Celebration



Laurel Hill East

The annual General Meade Birthday Celebration will mark the anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade, commander of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg. A parade of Civil War re-enactors, civilians in period attire, special dignitaries, heritage groups, and participants will advance to Meade’s final resting place and memorialize his services to his nation. A 21-gun salute and toast will cap off the program at the graveside.


Free, but donations of any size are appreciated. Contributions will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill.


This event will begin at 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.