Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, P.O. Box 5321, Philadelphia, PA 19142

Paulette Rhone (1954-2019)

Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery board president Paulette Rhone passed away in February. The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a piece about Paulette’s work on behalf of the cemetery and the legacy she leaves behind.

PlanPhilly News Article

A recent article from PlanPhilly discusses the possibility of Mount Moriah Cemetery becoming a nature sanctuary. Read the article here.

Strategic Plan for Mount Moriah Cemetery

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Mount Moriah Cemetery, spanning 142 acres across Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon Borough, is a study in awe-inspiring contrasts and coexistence. Its rolling landscape is a fecund, sometimes wild oasis in the midst of dense housing stock,… Read More

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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… 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 –… 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… Read More