Only the Good Die Young



Laurel Hill East

The 19th century was a perilous time for children in Philadelphia. The likelihood of a child under five dying of disease or accident was high. If they made it to ten, chances are they would continue into adulthood. On this tour we will visit the graves of some children who left this world too soon.

Tour Guide: Rich Boardman


  • $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.