Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

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Mt. Moriah main gate, where Kingsessing dead-ends at 62nd St.

6191 Kingsessing Avenue

Kingsessing

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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.

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We’ll meet at the main gate, where Kingsessing dead-ends at 62nd Street.
***If you’re using Google Maps type in 6191 Kingsessing Avenue***

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.

Questions, Concerns, Conundrums? Contact Hidden City Project Director Pete Woodall at pwoodall@hiddencityphila.org or 267-259-7112

Tour guide John Vidumsky has been exploring abandoned spaces for as long as he can remember. He recently received an MA in history from Temple University, where he studied 20th-century Russian history. John was Hidden City's first intern!

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Mt. Moriah main gate, where Kingsessing dead-ends at 62nd St.

6191 Kingsessing Avenue

Kingsessing

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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