Atlas Obscura & Laurel Hill Cemetery Present: Into the Veil - Atlas Obscura

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Atlas Obscura & Laurel Hill Cemetery Present: Into the Veil

 Life is eternal. Death is merely a change in condition…

You are invited to an immersive evening with Atlas Obscura and Laurel Hill Cemetery as we explore the liminal world that exists between the land of the living and the realm of the dead.

From its founding in 1836 as one of the country's very first rural garden cemeteries, Laurel Hill was designed as a space of respite and reflection for the living as much as a final resting place for the dead. Over 78 acres of beautifully manicured green space containing monuments and memorials from some of the greatest architects and sculptors of the 19th and 20th centuries, Laurel Hill offers visitors a chance to connect with the past while contemplating the veil between life and the afterlife.

Over the course of the evening, you will stumble upon hidden art, musical performances, cocktails, and unique entertainment as you chart your way through Laurel Hill’s dark, winding paths. Join us for a very special night of contemplation and discovery.

Featuring a tribute to the works of David Lynch by Silencio, Lucien Shapirothe New Perplexity Daxophone Quartet, Saint Valentine, and more.

Cocktail attire is encouraged! We'll be heading fairly deep within the Laurel Hill Cemetery grounds, so sensible footwear is recommended, as is a flashlight.


  • Saturday, September 23; 8pm-12am
  • Tickets: $50/person; $45/Laurel Hill Cemetery members
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132

We recommend purchasing your tickets well in advance, as we anticipate that they will sell quickly.


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