LANDMARK, ATTRACTION
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19132
215-228-8200
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    Upcoming events
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      The Mechanical Theater - Poe Picnic: Entombed Alive
    • Thursday, September 1, 2016
    • The Mechanical Theater will bring Poe's most haunting tales to life. Afterwards, a walking tour featuring stories about the literature that he produced, and the many friends, associates and enemies who traveled within his circles will be offered. Bring your own blankets or beach chairs, picnics, and/or beverages.
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      Laurel Hill Cemetery's Hot Spots & Storied Plots
    • Saturday, September 10, 2016
    • This walking tour will provide an overview of Laurel Hill's long and colorful history. It will cover many of the marble masterpieces, stunning views and legendary stories that afford the cemetery its WOW factor. First-time visitors to Laurel Hill will get a lot out of the tour, as will anyone who enjoys art, natural scenery and 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.
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      Atlas Obscura: Into the Veil
    • Saturday, September 10, 2016
    • Join Atlas Obscura and Laurel Hill Cemetery for an immersive evening as they explore the liminal world that exists between the land of the living and the realm of the dead. Inspired by the innovative event originated by Atlas Obscura and Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery in 2015, the souls of Laurel Hill invite you to contemplate the veil between life and the afterlife. An evening of hidden art, music, cocktails and entertainment will await under the cover of night as you choose your own path of discovery through the Cemetery's enchanting hallowed grounds.
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      Death Is a Cabaret Ol' Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret
    • Friday, September 16, 2016
    • This show is presented by New York-based REV Theatre Company. "Death is a Cabaret Ol' Chum" features Felicia Anderton, Michelle Pauls and Rudy Caporaso as three witty and mysterious souls departing for their journey between this world and the next. Join others for a haunting evening: sip free cocktails as darkness falls and wait for the (singing) souls to appear through the mists of Laurel Hill Cemetery for a toe-tapping, spine-tingling good time.
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      Sinners, Scandals & Suicides
    • Saturday, September 17, 2016
    • Visit the grave of the South Philly gangster who got whacked when he tried to infiltrate the Schuylkill county numbers racket, the Civil War hero who made his fortune from white lightning or the noted artist who committed suicide during the Depression. The final resting places of these troubled souls will be among many stops on Laurel Hill's scandalous, sinful and sordid side.
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      Pints and Plots: Oktoberfest in the Cemetery
    • Sunday, September 25, 2016
    • In the spirit of the season, this autumnal walking tour will focus on the history of beer in the city, and the residents of Laurel Hill who produced, distributed and enjoyed it. Led by award-winning homebrewer and certified beer judge, Mike Lewandowski, the walking tour will conclude with a tasting sponsored by Philly Homebrew Club. Raise a glass and say "Prost!" to your neighbor, as you sip on a frothy beverage and enjoy a sampling of Oktoberfest-inspired treats.
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      The Dead Milkmen
    • Friday, September 30, 2016
    • Formed in 1983, The Dead Milkmen's satirical punk sound has yielded eight studio albums, one live record, and a number of EPs and self-released cassettes. After disbanding in 1995, the group resurfaced in 2008 with founding members Joe Genaro, Dean Sabatino and Rodney Linderman. Dan Stevens replaced the late bassist Dave Schulthise. Hits from the band include 'Punk Rock Girl,' 'My Many Smells,' 'Taking Retards to the Zoo' and 'If You Love Someone, Set Them On Fire.'
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