Liberty or Death: The Revolutionary War Patriots of Laurel Hill

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The American Revolution began with the first exchange of fire between British and American forces at Lexington on April 19. Tensions building between the colonists and the British authorities had finally boiled over. “Give me liberty or give me death!” is the now famous line often attributed to Patrick Henry and his 1775 speech. But what about the Founding Fathers and patriots who truly did risk their lives for that freedom we hold so near and dear to our hearts? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery and hear their rousing stories of victory, tragedy and revolution from their final places of rest there.

 

The walking tour will take place following the event ‘Honoring Our Revolutionary War Heroes: Service and Wreath Laying’ on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00 pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

 

Tour Guide: Russ Dodge