More Surprise Endings: They Never Saw It Coming Tour

Meet residents of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Central and North sections who arrived at their burial plot wondering how they got there so soon. These were ordinary citizens who were in the wrong place at the wrong time and suffered a very sudden and quite unexpected demise. You’ll meet a young boy who wished he hadn’t played hooky from school that day, a gentleman whose routine visit to the dentist did not go well for him, and a young businessman who couldn’t possibly have imagined what fate had in store for him. For these and others on the tour, their fate dealt them an early grave.

Tour Guide

Rich Boardman


  • $15/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $13/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $10/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries and the Museum
  • $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 Cemetery’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.