Take a tour at one of Bangor's most beautiful spots, and get a history lesson while you are it!

This summer, there will be several walking tours through the historic, and iconic, Mount Hope Cemetery. Taking a stroll through Mount Hope is always better in person, but during this event, they will be taking a look around the grounds, and breaking down some of the stories of some of the many notable and interesting stones in the cemetery.

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.

There have been many times over the years that I have enjoyed a visit there on chilly early fall day, there is nothing quite like it. This is something you should put on a summer/fall to do list here in the Bangor area.

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

Tickets are $12. Here are the dates and times of upcoming tours:

Sunday, June 5th 10am-11:30am
Sunday, June 19th 10am-11:30am
Tuesday, June 28th 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday, July 3rd 10am-11:30am
Thursday, July 14th 6pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, July 26th 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday, July 31st 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday, August 7th 10am-11:30am
Tuesday, August 9th 6pm-7:30pm
Thursday, August 18th 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday, August 28th 6pm-7:30pm
Thursday, September 1st 6pm-7:30pm
Thursday, September 15th 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday, September 18th 10am-11:30pm
Sunday, September 25th 10am-11:30am

In case of inclement weather, tours will be cancelled if there is a chance of thunderstorms.

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

To purchase tickets e-mail curator@bangorhistoricalsociety.org

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