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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

July 18 at 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 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.

Tickets are $12 per person.

This tour meets at the Superintendent’s House at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1048 State Street, Bangor.

In case of inclement weather, tours will be cancelled if chance of thunderstorms, but not if just rain in the forecast.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Tickets may be purchased for a 6PM tour until Noon on the day of the tour.  Tickets may be purchased for a 10am tour until 6pm the previous evening.

To purchase tickets or for more information please e-mail curator@bangorhistoricalsociety.org

Our tours are capped at 25 guests.