Darker Mount Hope Cemetery Tours

Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16, 2021

Our 2021 TOUR is SOLD OUT

Openings due to cancellation will be posted on our Facebook group.


Explore Bangor’s dark side and take a walk amid the shadows during the Bangor Historical Society’s Darker Mount Hope Cemetery Tour, Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16, 2021. 

As the night deepens while you meander the paved paths, a cast of living souls will regale you with dramatic, moving, touching, mysterious, and even spooky stories —sprinkled with a bit of history, of course— about the permanent residents of Mount Hope.

The nighttime walking tour of one of the oldest garden cemeteries in the nation is an annual fundraiser for the Bangor Historical Society and a seasonal favorite.

Guests should check-in at the Superintendent’s Lodge at Mount Hope Cemetery (1048 State Street, Bangor) no sooner than 20 minutes before your departure time. Tour groups are capped at 12 guests. Advanced tickets are required. The route is roughly one mile, and guests should plan to spend approximately 1.5 hours. We advise guests to dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Parking is available along both sides of the cemetery entry road. 

Questions may be directed to the museum curator via email at curator@bangorhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 207-942-1900.

The Bangor Historical Society is grateful to Maine Trailer for sponsoring the 2021 Darker Mount Hope Tour. 

Buy Tickets

Tickets are available for online purchase via Ticketstripe at $12 each.*

Tours leave approximately every 20 minutes. The maximum size of the group is 12.

Advance tickets are required for the tour. Tickets will be available for purchase up to 20 minutes before each tour.

*A small processing fee of $.68 will be added.


Information for Attendees

Please bring a printed copy of your ticket or have it available on your mobile device when you arrive for check-in.

  • Guests should check-in at the Superintendent’s Lodge at Mount Hope Cemetery (1048 State Street, Bangor) no sooner than 20 minutes before your departure time.
  • The route is roughly one mile, and guests should plan to spend approximately 1.5 hours.
  • We advise guests to dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Parking is available along both sides of the cemetery entry road. 
  • Questions may be directed to the museum curator via email at curator@bangorhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 207-942-1900 prior to 5pm the day of the tour.

To help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community, guests are requested to wear masks when gathered for entry to the event. Tours will adhere to CDC guidelines and recommendations, including social distancing steps. Guests must have face-covering while on the tour and use them when social distancing is not possible. Tours may be canceled (with refunds) if changes in the procedures occur.

Tours are not typically canceled due to weather, if weather arrives that will negatively impact our guests or staff, tours will be canceled (with refunds.)