This holiday season we want to honor those who helped build this great nation by placing a wreath on every grave in the Soldiers Plot, Naval Asylum Plot, and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion (MOLLUS) Plot.
Mount Moriah is the final resting place for 1,000s of veterans from the Revolution, Civil War, Spanish American War, War of 1812, World Wars I & II, Vietnam, and Korea.
Two companies will donate their services in an effort to upright, restore, and in some cases, reassemble some of the toppled U.S. military veterans’ grave markers and monuments.
All are welcome to join our clean-up events. Check out our event calendar for upcoming dates! Photo: Celeste Stewart/ Philadelphia Photo League
It’s estimated that more than 80,000 individuals are buried at Mount Moriah. In addition to the many veterans buried here, there are 1,000′s of individuals who are notable in their own right—from mayors and baseball players to entertainers and journalists.
The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery host clean-up events throughout the year. All are welcome to attend!
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. Philadelphia and Yeadon share equal shares of the cemetery, which spans Cobbs Creek.
Philadelphia was an important hub for the transportation of supplies and troops from the East Coast to the front lines during the Civil War. In addition to arsenals, supply depots and navy yards, Philadelphia also had numerous military hospitals, as well as the U.S. …Read More
The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Mount Moriah Cemetery by honoring the memory of those interred here through community engagement, education, historic research, and restoration. The Friends’ tax identification number is 45-2247158. …Read More