(Philadelphia, PA – July 2016) The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia was operational from 1829 to 1971, and is open to the public for tours.
(Philadelphia, PA – July 2016) At 380 acres, this is a very large cemetery. In fact, it’s the largest in Pennsylvania. Mount Moriah closed in 2011 and was mostly neglected since then, except for two areas with military graves.
More recently, a volunteer group called Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery has been doing a lot of clean-up: mowing, clearing out underbrush, protecting it from dumpers and vandals, and bringing monuments back into the light of day. They have an active Facebook page, and given the progress they regularly post, one day this beautiful cemetery will once again be a peaceful place for relatives to visit their departed loved ones.