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March 04, 2016

Laurel Hill Cemetery offers new tour focused on influential writers

Discover a lesser-known part of Philly's history

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Laurel Hill Cemetery R. Kennedy/Visit Philadelphia™

Laurel Hill Cemetery does not conform to the typical “spooky” graveyard stereotype thanks to its green landscape, breathtaking views and beautiful sculptures and architecture.

Laurel Hill Cemetery will host a new tour on March 19. Guests will walk through the grounds to learn about the writers, editors and publishers buried there.

Learn about editor Sarah Josepha Hale, who lobbied Abraham Lincoln until he made Thanksgiving a national holiday, and other influencers through history.  

The walking tour will share stories which many don't know about Philly's publishing past.

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Saturday, March 19
1 p.m. | $9-$12 per person
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.