There’s nothing macabre about this eight acre cemetery in the East Falls section of the city, the first cemetery to be named a National Historic Landmark. Full of towering trees, amazing sculptures, and beautiful landscaping, Laurel Hill is a gorgeous place for walks, picnics, sketching, photography, watching birds, and riding bikes. Take a self guided tour — a map is just $5, or join one of the group tours that identify famous residents, including 12 passengers from the Titanic, friends and family of Ben Franklin, captains of industry, poets, writers, and dancers. Family programs include apple bobbing, scavenger hunts, and themed tours.
Contact number: (215) 228-8200
Location: 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132
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