The General Meade Society Hosts its Spring Trip

This trip will be lead by Alex Palma

8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Saturday, May 7th, 2022.
Free parking at the Cannstatter Restaurant, 9130 Academy Road, Phila., PA 19114

Cost: $55.00 per person – includes tour bus; driver tip; lunch at McGillin’s Olde Ale House; all admissions; and refreshments on board.

For reservations/information contact; Jerry McCormick, Treasurer-  
E- Mail: gedwinmc@msn.com, or (215) 848-7753.

Reservations should be made by May 1st.


Depart: 8 AM
Canstatter Volksfestverein, 9130 Academy Road

Drive by:

8:10 AM
Old Crispin Cemetery, Holme and Pennypack st.
Resting place of Thomas Holme, surveyor of Philadelphia

Stop 1:
Arrive: 8:45 AM, Depart: 9:30 AM
Gloria Dei Burial Ground, 916 S Swanson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Oldest Church in Pennsylvania and a remnant of the Swedish colonization of the area 

Stop 2:
Arrive: 9:45 AM, Depart: 10:30 AM
Society Hill: St. Peter’s Church, Old Pine Presbyterian Church
Multiple 18th Century burial grounds in Society Hill 

Stop 3:

Arrive: 10:45 AM, Depart: 11:20 AM
Washington Square, Mikveh Israel Cemetery
Burial ground for yellow fever victims and an important early Jewish burial ground within a few blocks of each other

Stop 4: 

Arrive: 11:30 AM, Depart: 12:10 PM
Old City: Christ Church Burial Ground
Resting place of Charles Izard McEuen and Benjamin Franklin

Time allowing: Drive by visits of Arch Street Meeting House, St. George’s Church, Christ Church (the building) 


Arrive: 12:30 PM, Depart: 1:30 PM
McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St

Stop 5

Arrive: 2 PM, Depart: 2:30 PM
Fair Hill Burial Ground, 2901 Germantown Ave 
North Philadelphia graveyard founded in 1703, it is where Abolitionist Robert Purvis is buried 

Stop 6:
Arrive: 3 PM, Depart: 3:30 PM
Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 1901 Bridge Street
Small but important 19th century cemetery for Philadelphia’s Jewish Community founded in 1854.

Stop 7: 

Arrive: 4:00 PM, Depart 4:30 PM
Pennypack Baptist Church, 8732 Krewstown Rd
Extremely old congregation and burial ground founded in 1688

Ending 5:30 PM

Arrive: Canstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road