Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery
April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Moriah is the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania, and home to some of our city’s finest grave architecture. Trees and vines have engulfed the gravestones in some areas, giving the place the atmosphere of a lost city in the jungle. Almost every style of tomb can be found here, from Egyptian Revival to Art Nouveau. Guests will learn about the role of cemeteries as a place for leisure in the Victorian era, as well as the influence of the Freemasons. Part wilderness and part sculpture-garden, this city of the dead is by turns eerie and poignant. Join Hidden City as we peel back the canopy and reveal the wonders below.
We’ll meet at the main gate, where Kingsessing dead-ends at 62nd Street. This tour requires significant walking, so practical shoes and water are a must. There are plenty of ticks, especially as the weather warms, so we recommend long pants, socks, and most of all a careful check of oneself after the tour is over.
- April 9
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Mt. Moriah Cemetery
62nd & Kingsessing
- Pete Woodall