Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Mount Moriah Cemetery

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

6201 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19142

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Meeting place
we will meet inside the main gate on Kingsessing Ave at 10:00 am - from there the groups will fan out to various areas for projects.
Planned Activities
We will be removing debris and over-growth as well as trimming grass, etc... from Veteran Grave sites.

Mount Moriah has many thousands of Veterans interred on the property, with service spanning from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War, with the largerst concentration being veterans of the Civil War.
History or Educational Activities
We will provide a tour (s) of the grounds while discussing the history of the cemetery, its rise through the 1800's as part of the rural cemetery movement and todays efforts to preserve, restore and maintain the grounds.

Mount Moriah is also a level 1 ArbNet Arboretum and is the home to a wide range of birds and wildlife.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Tools are not necessary - However, volunteers should bring gloves, wear long pants and boots.
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will be moved to
Please note
Mount Moriah Cemetery is an historic burial ground incorporated by an Act of the State Legislature in 1855, one of several rural cemeteries developed in Philadelphia between 1845 and 1860. The cemetery originally consisted of 54 acres. While reports indicate that the cemetery is 380 acres, a review of real estate records indicates that it is approximately 200 acres. Philadelphia and Yeadon share equal shares of the cemetery, which spans Cobbs Creek.

Due to the massive size of the cemetery, many churches and other organizations established smaller lots within its bounds. A Romanesque gatehouse fabricated from brownstone was designed by local architect Stephen Decatur Button in 1855. This was once the entrance to Mount Moriah on Islington Lane, today known as Kingsessing Avenue.

With in the boarders of the Cemetery are two Natioanl Cemeteries, one on the Philadelphai side which is the resting place of 404 Civil War Veterans. the other on the Yeadon side, with the graves of 2,400 Sailors and Marines, with Veterans from the Revolutionary War to Viet-Nam.

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