Memorial Day Celebration



Laurel Hill East

Laurel Hill East was the site of the first Memorial Day celebration in Philadelphia in 1868. At this year’s ceremony, markers will be dedicated at the graves of previously unmarked veterans and the event will feature speeches, wreath-laying, music, honor guards and refreshments. Historical groups, veterans, and the public are encouraged to participate.


  • Free


This event will take place at Laurel Hill East, located at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Information on directions, parking, and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.