Pocket of Paradise Neighborhood Tour



Laurel Hill East

Join us for a walking tour that covers both the history of the area, as well as the more recent past as it has been experienced firsthand by neighborhood residents. Highlights include this history of original settlers, rise and fall of Dobson Mills, as well as the second phase of the industrial revolution that included household names such as Pep Boys, Tastykake and Penn Reels. Tours will be led by Hidden City, area residents and the Friends of Laurel Hill.  Tour is from 11-1 p.m. beginning at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

The Friends of Laurel Hill gratefully acknowledges support from PNC Arts Alive, the Connelly Foundation, and the RAH Civic Association for their support of this initiative.


  • $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.