Laurel Hill Cemetery

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Laurel Hill Cemetery

Founded by librarian and Quaker John Jay Smith in 1836, this burial ground was intended to be a peaceful spot far from Center City without any religious affiliation. Just off Kelly Drive, these scenic grounds are the final resting place of numerous figures in Philadelphia history, including astronomer and inventor David Rittenhouse. M-F 8 am-4:30 pm, Sa-Su 9:30 am-4:30 pm.

Address: 
3822 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132
United States
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Map of Laurel Hill Cemetery