Before the existence of public parks and botanical gardens, there were few retreats from the crowded city for 19th-century Philadelphians. Boasting breathtaking art, stunning architecture and carefully curated horticulture, Victorians flocked to Laurel Hill with their picnics in tow for reflection, relaxation and recreation.
Spend a morning enjoying the grounds, panoramic river views, and towering monuments just as the Victorians did 182 years ago on this guided walking tour and group picnic. Bring your own picnics, blankets and/or beach chairs. Victorian-themed attire is very much encouraged.