Queerly Departed: LGBTQ+ Stories of Laurel Hill West



Laurel Hill West

Since most of the residents of Laurel Hill West lived and died in the twentieth century, it is somewhat easier to determine who was part of the LGBTQ+ community. As opposed to individuals who lived during the 19th century, for whom it was unsafe to be open about who they were. As we walk through the cemetery, you will meet prominent citizens, successful artists and poets, a popular musician, teachers, nurses and business people. Join us for this Pride Month Tour as we celebrate the lives and relationships of these interesting people.

Join us for another Pride Month tour of Laurel Hill East, “Out of the Closet & Into the Crypt” on Saturday June 1 at 1 pm.

Tour Guide: Pat Rose


  • $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.

Youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.



We will depart from the CONSERVATORY at Laurel Hill West (not the first building you see when you enter from Belmont Ave.).

  • Click here for directions to Laurel Hill West.
  • Laurel Hill West Cemetery is located at 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004 (GPS directions: 340 Belmont Avenue).
    • When you enter the cemetery through the main gates off of Belmont Avenue, you will pass the Funeral Home on your left and see white dashed lines. Follow the white dashed lines through the cemetery to the Conservatory.
    • NOTE FOR UBER/LYFT RIDERS: Have your driver go into the cemetery following the above directions — otherwise, you will have a 5 – 10-minute walk to the event location.
  • Free parking is available outside the Conservatory.