Everyone should take this tour, the place is amazing!

This Tuesday, August 11th, from 6-7:30pm, you can take a walking tour of Mount Hope Cemetery. I took a walk through last fall, and I was fascinated looking at all the grave sites that date back to the late 1800's. This tour will give you insight to the stories of Bangor residents, and you can learn about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in come of the city's beautiful vistas.

Additional upcoming tour dates:

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 6-7:30pm
  • Saturday, September 5th 6-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 8th 6-7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 13th 10-11:30am
  • Thursday, September 24th 6-7:30pm

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.

These tours meet at the Superintendent’s House at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1048 State Street, Bangor.

To protect patrons and tour guides this season, the tours will adhere to CDC guidelines and recommendations. They will practice social distancing steps and are requiring everyone to wear a mask while on the tours. They will provide a speaker system to aid guides due to the spread out nature of these tours.

In case of inclement weather, tours will be cancelled if there is a chance of thunderstorms, but not if there is just rain in the forecast. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

To purchase tickets or inquire about more information e-mail curator@bangorhistoricalsociety.org
The tours will be capped at 15 guests.

Tickets are $10 per person.