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Gravedigger’s Ball

October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Varies, 175 – Varies, 2250

The Gravediggers’ Ball is the annual fundraiser of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to preserve, interpret and promote the sites for which it exists.

Since its establishment in 1836, Laurel Hill Cemetery and 33 years later in 1869, West Laurel Hill Cemetery have both been maintained as free and accessible educational, environmental and recreational resources for both nearby communities and faraway visitors. They have served equally as places of enjoyment for the living and of peaceful rest for the dead for over 150 years.

​All proceeds from the Gravediggers’ Ball directly support the ongoing public accessibility, preservation and interpretation of both historic cemeteries.


  • Full, open-bar cocktails all evening
  • Live music, raffles, and a diverse selection of Auction items to bid upon
  • Tour of the Mütter Museum
  • Discounted parking
  • Food stations including hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dessert
  • ​A one year complimentary membership to the Friends (if you are not currently a member)
  • A tax-deductible benefit on each ticket sale
  • The chance to support two of America’s most important historic landmarks
  • Great memories for years to come

Ticket costs vary, ranging from $175 for “Young Friends” to $2250 for groups of ten. See site for more details on ticket costs, dress code, etc.


October 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Varies, 175 – Varies, 2250


Laurel Hill Cemetary
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The Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19013 United States
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Call Mary Byrnes 610-640-9300