Press

Press

There is always something new at West Laurel Hill. Check out the press page often to read the latest news and happenings at the Cemetery and with the staff!


New Mainline Greenway is in the works

New Mainline Greenway is in the works

LOWER MERION — Excitement is growing among cycling enthusiasts as the Mainline Greenway, which would create a safe biking route from the West Laurel Cemetery to Stoneleigh Gardens, begins to take sh…

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Have fun, do good: Halloween Fun Galore

Have fun, do good: Halloween Fun Galore

HAVE FUN, DO GOOD: HALLOWEEN FUN GALORE South Street Pumpkin Fest, a late-night run through West Laurel Hill Cemetery and more spooky things to do in Philly this week for a great cause. Run4UrLife in…

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5 Spooky Date Night Ideas this October

5 Spooky Date Night Ideas this October

Gravediggers’ Ball October 18, 7 pm–midnight The Mütter Museum, 19 S. 22nd Street This annual fundraiser of the Friends of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries invites guests to come in…

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A Greener Afterlife

A Greener Afterlife

The West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home has the greenest burial practices in the country. Now you can care for the earth even after you leave it. Visit West Laurel Hill Cemetery on a Wednesday…

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Natural Resting Place

Natural Resting Place

FROM THE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE. In the summer, the 400 grave sites in a section of West Laurel Hill Cemetery outside Philadelphia that is known as Nature’s Sanctuar…

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Main Line Easter Events

Main Line Easter Events

West Laurel Hill and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation have again partnered for a fun-filled morning with all proceeds going towards childhood cancer research. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be there for pi…

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Easter Events in Philly

Easter Events in Philly

West Laurel Hill and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation have again partnered for a fun-filled morning with all proceeds going towards childhood cancer research. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be there for pi…

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Easter Egg Hunts Around the Philadelphia Area

Easter Egg Hunts Around the Philadelphia Area

Bring your basket to the conservatory on the grounds of the cemetery for the 17th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children search for thousands of prize-filled and chocolate eggs. Guests can expect arts and c…

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West Laurel Hill Cemetery celebrates 150 years

West Laurel Hill Cemetery celebrates 150 years

LOWER MERION — West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd was established by John Jay Smith in 1869, 33 years after the founding of its sister cemetery, Laurel Hill. 2019 marks the 150th anniversary …

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