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Upcoming Event:

History and Art come together at Historic Palmer Cemetery in Fishtown! Please join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Palmer Cemetery has opened its gates for local artists to display their artwork. This is an opportunity to experience local talent. All artwork is for sale by the artists.

Journey through our Cemetery and discover the history of Fishtown and Kensington fro the 1700s to the present.


Welcome to Fishtown's historic Palmer Cemetery, a Philadelphia Historic Commission Landmark trusted to the community of Kensington in 1765 by the family of Anthony Palmer, the founder of Kensington. This cemetery is home to a great deal of history going as far back as the founding of our country, and you can read about that history here. Our mission is to maintain and improve these burial grounds so that Palmer Cemetery will forever survive as a memorial to the people of our community, Fishtown.
Want to help with the upkeep of our historic cemetery? Please consider donating. Any amount helps, and your donation is what keeps the grass cut and the grounds in decent shape. Please consider making a yearly donation so that we can continue to manage and maintain the cemetery. Generous donations from people like you are crucial to preserving this piece of history.
Feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding Palmer Cemetery.


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