Experience the enchanting art and landscape after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you along winding, dimly-lit pathways. The extended nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within. Tours will last approximately two hours, and will be followed by seasonal refreshments and cocktails aside blazing fire pits. All tours depart at 7pm.
And while you're touring the grounds keep an eye out for some beautifully lit monuments along the way, courtesy of the students from Philadelphia University's Lighting Design course.
1897- When a young man disappears during a business trip to Transylvania, his fiancée back in England clings to the hope that he will soon return safely. But the usually cool and rational Mina Murray cannot escape the feeling that something terrible has happened and that worse is to follow. Her friend, Dr. Jack Seward, laughs these fears off as fanciful. But when a series of ominous and inexplicable events start to befall her and her friends, Mina senses that the danger is far too real… and far closer than any of them can imagine. Adapted from Bram Stoker’s classic tale, this suspenseful retelling of Dracula explores the insidious power of evil and the twisted ways in which we welcome it into our lives.
Hot apple cider cocktails, wine and beer will be served at the start of the show. Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly and to bring a chair. Performances will take place in front of the receiving vault.
Spend an autumn afternoon exploring the many wonders and mysteries of Laurel Hill Cemetery while celebrating Halloween. Fall fun for the family at Laurel Hill will thrill and chill both young and old! The cemetery’s primary location overlooking the Schuylkill River will offer visitors majestic views of the colorful fall foliage and vibrant landscape along Kelly Drive. Activities will include a pumpkin patch, readings from the Storybook Fairy, hula hooping with The Philadelphia Spin Coalition and –new this year— hay rides throughout the grounds. Feast on festive snacks, or bring your own picnic.