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!


Tombstone Tourism is Booming

Tombstone Tourism is Booming

A curious thing is happening at some of the oldest urban cemeteries in the United States. They’ve become havens for cabin-fevered city-dwellers. Thousands of cooped up people are flocking to them ea…

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Live a Greener Life

Live a Greener Life

Live a Greener Life It may sound morbid, but our carbon footprint continues to stomp along long after we die—unless we take the initiative to peace-out in the greenest way possible. Lucky for us, P…

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Pet & Aquamation Services at West Laurel Hill

Corey from Mainline Business Community Podcast spends a few minutes speaking with Ginny, who works at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.She explains the aquamation process offered through West Laurel Cemetery…

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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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