Sacred Stone: Laurel Hill as a Sculpture Garden



Laurel Hill East

The sandstone sculptural group Old Mortality and his Pony greet visitors daily to Laurel Hill East, establishing the cemetery’s place as a unique outdoor sculpture garden. Look beyond this impressive work and you’ll find many other breathtaking monuments, some of which were exhibited as artworks prior to their placement in the cemetery. Who were the sculptors and how did they shape our final view of those now resting peacefully beneath richly carved or poured materials? Funerary art can be a reflection of the departed and the times they lived in. This tour will showcase Laurel Hill as both a sculpture garden and a place of remembrance.

Tour Guide: MaryEllen Moran


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