Unsinkable to Unthinkable: Titanic Victims of Laurel Hill



Laurel Hill East

April 15, 1912. Newspapers across the globe spread the tragic news; the unsinkable Titanic, on her maiden voyage, had sunk. On that morning, the world tried to comprehend how such a fate could have claimed that modern marvel! We know the numbers: approximately 1,500 perished and 700 survived. To this day, her sinking still fascinates the masses. Join us as we tell the tales of some of the victims—and survivors—who now rest in Laurel Hill East Cemetery.

Meet members of Philadelphia’s most prominent families, Charlotte Drake Cardeza, who occupied one of the most expensive suites on the ship; William Dulles, whose body was recovered from the icy waters; the Wideners and Elkins and learn their fate and how their lives were forever changed that historic night.

Tour Guide: Lora Lewis


  • $15/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $13/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $10/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill and the Museum
  • $7.50/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • Free/Ages 5 and under

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 to better plan your visit.