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Woodlands Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Woodlands Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Sign at entrance to the Woodlands Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sign at entrance to the Woodlands Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located at:

4000 Woodlands Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-386-2181
Email: cemetery@woodlandsphila.org

Website: www.woodlandscemeteryco.org

 One of the views at the Woodlands Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

One of the views at the Woodlands Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About:

The Woodlands is a large 54 acre historic cemetery that was established in 1840. It is in close proximity to the University Of Pennsylvania hospital district. One of the unusual aspects of this cemetery is it has a fairly large number of obelisks.

This non-profit cemetery is active with new burials and lots are still available for purchase. Their website says they limit burial lot sales to just 30 per year, though I am left wondering if that is just a spin on words. (They might be struggling to get customers.)

Here is a link to read through the cemetery's most recent Form 990, which casts insight into its financial condition.

If you visit The Woodlands, take a look at the hourglass symbols on the main gates. Someone came up with a creative visual way to say "time flies."

Pricing information as of September 2017.

According to their website, different sections have different costs. In Section K, a single grave in the flat marker section is $3600. A single grave in the upright section costs $4000. And cremation space is $1500.  

 Flowers at an ancient grave. The Woodlands Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Flowers at an ancient grave. The Woodlands Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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