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Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

Laurel Hill is one of the first rural "garden" cemeteries in the country. It is a treasure trove of Victorian-style funeral monuments and one of the first true arboretums and municipal parks in America. Laurel Hill contains graves of many distinguished Civil War-era personalities, including Gen. George G. Meade.


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From the South and East: Take I-76 West to Exit 340A Lincoln Drive/Kelly Drive. When merging onto the bridge over the river move into the far left lane: Ridge Avenue-East/Kelly Drive/East River Drive. At the bottom of the exit ramp go straight on Kelly Drive to the third light, South Ferry Road, and turn left. Turn right immediately at the first light onto Ridge Avenue. Continue approximately ¼ mile to the entrance to the Cemetery on your right, through the arch of the historic gatehouse.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, archives, museum, trails.

Regular Events

New Year's Eve: General Meade Birthday Party, May: Memorial Day program, October: Halloween tours and Gravediggers' Ball.

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Monday-Friday: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Saturday-Sunday: 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.



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