|When:||Back to Calendar October 23, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm||Where:||Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave
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Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
From 1838-1844, Edgar Allan Poe found his home in Philadelphia. During those six years, he produced some of his best-known and most haunting works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” While no written proof of such has yet been uncovered, some have speculated that some of Poe’s tales may have been inspired amidst the graves and gardens of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Newly opened when Poe took up residence in the city, the famed necropolis could draw more than 40,000 visitors in one season alone… Surely, Poe could well have been among those curious souls.
This after-hours tour of Laurel Hill will focus on what history has revealed to us of Poe’s time in Philadelphia – on the literature he produced, and the friends, associates and enemies whom traveled within his circles, many of whom now lie at Laurel Hill. With October marking the month of Poe’s passing and Halloween on the horizon, this is a fitting time to summon the stories of the Master of the Macabre. This walking tour will be co-presented by board president and board member of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, respectively, Carol Yaster and Dr. Dave Horwitz. It will conclude with wine, beer and refreshments, and is not recommended for ages under 21 years. Bring your own flashlights.
$20/person general admission
Advance registration is requested. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance online at http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org, or by calling 215-228-8200.