Laurel Hill Cemetery

Local nameLaurel Hill Cemetery
LocationPhiladelphia, USA

Laurel Hill Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Philadelphia. Founded in 1836, it was the second major garden or rural cemetery in the United States. In 1998, it was designated a National Historic Landmark; few cemeteries have received this distinction.Located in Philadelphia's East Falls section, the 74-acre cemetery overlooks the Schuylkill River. Laurel Hill contains more than 33,000 monuments and more than 11,000 family lots. Its thousands of 19th- and 20th-century marble and granite funerary monuments include obelisks and elaborately sculpted hillside tombs and mausoleums.

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Opening hours

Gates and office are open:
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Except in the case of special events, all vehicles and foot traffic must exit the cemetery grounds by 4:30 p.m. daily.
There are private, self-guided, monthly tours and other events, so check the website to see what is happening now.
Closed on New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Free admission, donations are always appreciated.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 215 228 8200

Address 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

Coordinates 40°0'14.956" N -75°11'15.243" E

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