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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Can you help the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery to save the iconic gatehouse from becoming a pile of rubble?
The Land Health Institute will be holding an evening event at the cemetery on February 24. Visit their website for more information and to register.