Sinners & Scandals at Laurel Hill East



Laurel Hill East

Laurel Hill East has brave military heroes, uplifting reformers, and selfless philanthropists. But what about the less-than-pure spirits? The South Philly gangster who got whacked when he tried to infiltrate the Schuylkill County numbers racket? The female grifter who conned New York City and then sipped strychnine while a dozen bill collectors tried to batter down her door? The Civil War general besmirched as “a slayer of innocence and a robber of chastity”? (No, it’s not George Gordon Meade.)  The final resting places of these troubled souls show Laurel Hill East’s scandalous, sinful, and sordid side.

This tour will take place solely in the southern portion of Laurel Hill East and is very walking intensive.

Tour Guide: Tom Keels


  • $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.