Soul Crawl

I spent another fun Saturday night at one of my new favorite places, the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. This time we took the two hour evening flashlight tour. This wasn’t a haunted attraction, the emphasis was on history and architecture. It was something different from the usual fall menu of haunted houses and hayrides.

Nothing Cowardly About This Lion

Nothing Cowardly About This Lion

Our guide was dressed as a friar, and we had no trouble hearing him with his headset amplifying his explanations at each tour stop. We walked among monuments large and small, the flashlights enabling us to negotiate the sometimes tricky terrain.

Former Corpse Storage

Former Corpse Storage

At the conclusion of our walk, we were treated to cookies, bowlfuls of candy, and potentially hard apple cider, if you chose the optional splashes of whisky. There was even a merch table containing a diverse assortment of cemetery swag. There were serious items such as books and shirts, and fun trinkets such as grim reaper cookie cutters and shovel-shaped pencils. For a place who makes a business caring for the dead, they know how to show the living a good time.

New  Cookie Cutters to Go With My Hatchet from the Lizzie Borden B&B

New Cookie Cutters to Go With My Hatchet from the Lizzie Borden B&B

New Writing Implements

New Writing Implements