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. […]
The cemetery map and section maps provided here were last updated around 1910. Some section numbers/letters have changed over the years and the boundaries are not always exact. Please review our restoration map to see the current status of sections of the cemetery. If […]
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. See our Restoration Map to learn about […]