Weather Update – January 6 & 7, 2018

Due to snow drifts on both sides of the cemetery, all gates will remain locked on Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7, 2018. – “Researchers identify 718 nameless veterans buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery”

The work of board member Sam Ricks, the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and student volunteers to identify “unknown” soldiers was featured on Read the article at:

“Stories of Grave Importance” – Free Performance Reading on September 10

Come hear the stories of residents interred at Mount Moriah as told by family, friends and historians. Learn about Mount Moriah’s rich 161 year old history. Saturday, September 10 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Download the flyer …Read More

A Glimpse of Philadelphia History at Mount Moriah

What Was Going On 150 Years Ago  in August 1866…. 150 years ago, August 1866, in the United States, the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 had just been enacted in April 1866 over President Andrew Johnson’s veto – this was the first United States …Read More

The Gatehouse Facade is Now Stablized!


Thank you all who contributed to the Herculean effort to preserve this historic structure that is the icon of Mount Moriah. There were many people behind the scenes working tirelessly to bring this project into fruition. The Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation Corporation (MMCPC) secured …Read More

Buy a Friends T-Shirt and Support the Cemetery!

T-shirts are in stock! They will be available at restoration events or you can pay online or via check and we’ll ship them to you. Shirts are available in medium, large, and x-large for $16.00 each plus a flat rate of $5.00 to ship. …Read More

Mount Moriah Cemetery Awarded AIA Landmark Building Award

On June 8, 2016, Mount Moriah Cemetery was awarded the prestigious AIA Landmark Building Award for the Gatehouse. This award recognizes structures of architectural or historical significance. The Romanesque revival Gatehouse was designed by architect Stephen Decatur Button. This iconic structure built in 1855 was …Read More

Upcoming Tours at Mount Moriah

Upcoming tours to be held at Mount Moriah: These events support by raising awareness and funds for our restoration efforts. Everyone is encouraged to attend an event! June 12 – Hidden City Tour (sold out!) June 18 – Atlas Obscura Tour lead by Bill …Read More

The First Baptist Church of Philadelphia – Section 112


In 1681, King Charles II granted land to William Penn in settlement of a debt owed to Penn’s father.  The land, named Sylvania (Latin for woods), would later be renamed Pennsylvania to honor the senior Penn. In 1682, William Penn, accompanied by a group …Read More

5th Annual Civil War Trust Park Day – April 2, 2016