Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Generals of Laurel Hill East



Laurel Hill East

Leadership in war has had a profound effect on individual battles on both sides of the conflict, thus heavily influencing the outcome of the conflict. Approximately fifty Generals and countless officers and enlisted men who played an important role in war are now laid to rest in the ‘Valhalla of Philadelphia’ that is Historic Laurel Hill. This walking tour will examine the triumphs and failures that made some men household names, while others were lost to history. While their bodies may be gone, the final impact of their leadership—or lack thereof—is still recognized today. This tour will concentrate on those heroic commanders buried in Laurel Hill East’s southern portion.

Tour Guide: Andy Waskie


  • $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.