Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas.
Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created as much for living as for those who had passed on.
This tour meets at the Superintendent’s House at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1048 State Street, Bangor.
Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. The Best of Bangor tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War of 1812, the Great Fire of 1911 and so much more.
This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House, 159 Union Street, Bangor.
Join us as we celebrate a more refined era in history. Tickets for this private screening are available for immediate pick-up The Bangor Historical Society and Fairmount Market.
Limited seating available, so get yours today! Doors open at 6; Showing starts at 7.
Please Note: Tickets purchased online will be sent as email/pdf only.
Join us for our September membership reception as we offer a “Toast to History” with our Presenting Sponsor, Machias Savings Bank, at the Thomas A Hill House, located at 159 Union Street. The event is rain-or-shine, but weather permitting, we will host on our lawn on Thursday, September 26th from 4:30 pm -6:30 pm.
This is a BHS Member Event–become a member today at bangorhistoricalsociety.org/individual-membership
New memberships and renewals can be taken at the door. Memberships start as low as $25.
For more information please call 207-942-1900.
Join us for our October Brown Bag Luncheon Series presentation!
You may have visited Mt. Hope Cemetery during the day, but this nighttime walking tour offers a completely new perspective of the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. Guests will learn about the many famous — and some infamous — resident’s interred here; many of whom passed under mysterious pretenses and circumstances…