Exploring A Victorian Cemetery After Dark

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What better way to experience the Victorian’s fascination with death than to tour Laurel Hill Cemetery at night?

Built in 1836 (and still active), Laurel Hill was the second landscape garden cemetery built in the United States.  Filled with interesting funerary architecture and fascinating stories, the cemetery offers themed tours, theater, hearse shows, photography walks, ghost tours AND evening explorations. Although there are fees to attend events, visiting the cemetery is free.

https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/

Rocky… After You Finish Jogging The Steps And Seeing The Statue… Adrian’s headstone

 

 

After you pose with the statue; after you hum the song and jog the steps – then you can (literally) stand in Rocky’s footsteps.  This plaque is located at the top of the “Rocky” steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – note how small his feet are (Tobey is a women’s size 7)!

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To finish your Rocky pilgrimage, head over to Laurel Hill Cemetery for a photo of Adrian’s headstone:

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https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/