Laurel Hill Cemetery

Logan Square & Fairmount

Founded in 1836 this was the first cemetery in the US to be named a National Historic Landmark. Numerous prominent Philadelphians are buried here, including David Rittenhouse and Frank Furness. A packed schedule of tours, usually between Friday to Sunday, provides insight into a burial ground that is famed for its historical landscape gardening.

You can also download a free app to your smartphone for self-guided tours of the 78 acres.

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