Stop the Presses! Printers & Publishers of Laurel Hill East



Laurel Hill East

Philadelphia was the center of American printing and publishing from the 1700s through the 1900s. Paper and printmaking were revolutionized here, early writers drafted our most important historic documents, and publishers created the largest and most popular daily newspapers and weekly magazines of their time. On this tour, we will meet publishers of some of these materials like the Saturday Evening Post and Godey’s Lady’s Book, and others who influenced the printed press!

Tour Guide: Peter Howell


  • $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.