Devoted to the Preservation of the Historic Mount Moriah Cemetery
Since its establishment in 1855, the rolling landscape of Mount Moriah Cemetery has been an inclusive final resting place for Philadelphia’s diverse population, welcoming of all races and incomes, and adapting to changing burial needs of its diverse communities, including incorporating US military lots, Muslim burials, and communal plots.
After the cemetery was abandoned by its owners, The Friends of Mount Moriah, Inc. was formed. The group has been working diligently since 2011 to restore this beautiful green space. The mission is to make the grounds accessible for families to safely visit their loved ones while creating a place for people to connect with nature, take a walk, ride bikes, bird watch, and find serenity in the middle of a densely urban environment.
We welcome community members, college students, and non-profit or corporate groups to attend one of our many clean-up events throughout the year.
Your donation of any amount helps restoration efforts to continue and because the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible!
Cemetery & Section Maps
Once one of Philadelphia’s grand rural cemeteries, Mount Moriah Cemetery and Arboretum is approximately 200 acres that spans across Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon Borough. Check out our burial plot and restoration maps of the property.
Mount Moriah is the final resting place of many people significant to the history and culture of Philadelphia and the surrounding area.