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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Explorations and Exhumations at Laurel Hill Cemetery

An evening of sepulchral exploration among those immortalized inhabitants who call Laurel Hill home.

Laurel Hill Cemetery, the nation’s first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, is full of art, architecture, nature, and stunning views over Philadelphia's Schuylkill River.

An outdoor sculptural garden, horticultural treasure, and a truly unique historical resource—it’s much more than just a cemetery. There are countless stories to be told about its residents, who include brave military heroes, powerful captains of industry, and selfless philanthropists—but what about the tales of the more peculiar spirits?

On Obscura Day, follow your curiosity off the beaten path and into the crypts, for guaranteed dinner conversation for years to come. Tickets will go fast for this exclusive event! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Questions?

Email Ryan at [email protected]

Advance Tickets Only. All Sales Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

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