Ivy (ivymcallister) wrote in victorian_grief,

Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

cearbhaill and I visited Mt. Vernon Cemetery last week. The place is overgrown and the buildings/gatehouse are in sad, sad disrepair, but it's nowhere near as wretched as Mount Moriah. Mt. Vernon requires that you make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance in order to visit there. The phone number to call is 215-229-6038. They get back to you within 24 hours of your call, within business hours. (I called them at 2:30 p.m. on Monday and they called me back at 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday.)

The album is here: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Ridge Ave & Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA
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Lovely old Laurel Hill Cemetery is directly across the street. You can see in the background of the last photo. There's also OddFellows Cemetery, a very picturesque stone church & churchyard/cemetery, and Mt. Peace Cemetery, all in the same general area. You can see them if you check out the map attached to the album. They're all worth a visit.

(Cross-posted to relevant taphological communities.)

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