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Second Saturday Tour: "At Home with the Dead"


In the Victorian Era, The Woodlands was a thriving rural cemetery, and within it, the Hamilton Mansion served a new purpose. Historian Aaron Wunsch will take you through the Hamilton Mansion as it was in the 1800’s – the first funeral home.

About the speaker: Aaron Wunsch holds a B.A. in History from Haverford College, an M.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and a Doctorate in Architectural History from the University of California, Berkeley. His 2009 dissertation was entitled “Parceling the Picturesque: ‘Rural’ Cemeteries and Urban Context in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia.” He serves as vice president of Philadelphia’s Woodlands Cemetery and has been active on other nonprofit boards.

About Second Saturday Tours of The Woodlands:
Experience The Woodlands a whole new way every Second Saturday this May through October with Mansion & Cemetery Tours, Themed Tours and Lectures. Explore the unique aspects of your favorite neighborhood historic site with special guests and Woodlands’ staff. Each Second Saturday, Themed Tours will begin at 11:00am, and House & Cemetery Tours will begin at 1:00pm. Come for one, or picnic on the grounds and stay for both!

Member Tickets:
Theme tours - $10
House & Cemetery Tour - FREE
Both tours - $10

General Tickets: 
Theme tours - $15
House & Cemetery Tour - $10
Both tours - $20

Earlier Event: October 12
Later Event: October 21
Halloween Family Fun Day