LUNCHBOX LECTURE: A TOASTY TOUR FOR THE CURIOUS
As the days grow shorter and the chill of the winter season settles upon us, Laurel Hill’s 78 acres of enchanting landscape becomes increasingly difficult to traverse by foot. The Lunchbox Lecture series offers visitors the opportunity to tour and explore the Cemetery from the seated comfort of the warm indoors. Bring a bagged lunch and your sense of curiosity to the first of this three-part winter series, “A Toasty Tour for the Curious.” This month’s presentation will feature an informative overview of the Cemetery’s most historic hot spots, notorious names, and noteworthy art and architecture.
January’s lecture will take place on Thursday, January 8 at 10:00am. Upon arrival, check in at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $8/person general admission. Tickets may be purchased in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online. Advanced reservations are requested and seating is limited.
Guide: Nancy Wright
LAUREL HILL: THE HOT SPOTS AND STORIED PLOTS
In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overview of Laurel Hill’s long and colorful history, which will include many of the marble masterpieces, stunning views and legendary stories that afford the cemetery its WOW factor. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Laurel Hill, and anyone else who enjoys beautiful art, scenic nature and fascinating history. “The Hot Spots and Storied Plots” will be presented monthly as part of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Fourth Friday and Second Saturday tour series, which takes place every fourth Friday, and second Saturday’s from May through October.
January’s walking tour will take place on Friday, January 23 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $8/person general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online.
Guide: Michael Brooks, Ph.D.
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