Mesmerizing Monuments of Laurel Hill East



Laurel Hill East

Any visitor to Laurel Hill East will immediately notice that this is no ordinary cemetery. From soaring obelisks and imposing mausoleums to lifelike sculptures, there are hundreds of permanent cemetery residents who chose to immortalize themselves in nontraditional ways. A far cry from neat rows of identical headstones, Laurel Hill East was always imagined as a rural sculpture garden, and Philadelphians of the past gladly rose to meet that expectation. This tour will highlight some of our most interesting and arresting gravesites, and the people who now rest there eternally. Learn the stories behind the stones and get some insight as to why these individuals chose the monuments they built.

Tour Guide: Jerry McCormick


  • $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.