Join Our Next Winter Tour!



Saturday, February 23rd at 11 AM
Enjoy a 60 to 90-minute guided walking tour on flat, paved roads.

Meet: South Entrance, 1133 Mount Hope Ave., opposite the Distillery restaurant. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guide:  Dennis Carr
Admission: $5. Free to members of the Friends of Mount Hope and children under age 16 (with an adult).
Please note: Payment by cash or check only for tours that begin at the south entrance.

Photo by Donald S. Hall



FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Explore Rochester's African American heritage as revealed in the compelling stories of Black men and women interred at Mount Hope.

The new book Beyond These Gates: Mountains of Hope in Rochester's African-American History, by Marilyn S. Nolte and Verdis L. Robinson, is available through the Friends' online Gift Shop.

When you purchase this inspiring book,  you'll also receive a FREE copy of author Richard Reisem's Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad.

Visit our Gift Shop for order forms and more information about these books.



MAILING ADDRESS
Please address mail correspondence to:
Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
P.O. Box 18713
Rochester, NY 14618-0713





Please note: When using the CONTACT US feature, the words CONTACT US must be the only words used in the subject line.


Visit our CALENDAR for a quick scan of upcoming tours and events.



OPEN HOUSE FOR
PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS


Saturday, February 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gate House, North Entrance
791 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester


You are invited to attend The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery open house to learn how YOU can get involved this year.

Our organization relies solely on volunteers, so there are lots of ways to participate. We have opportunities to garden, receive guests, guide tours, and much more.

Drop in anytime during the open house hours. Pick up a description of our volunteer roles, expectations, and benefits. Talk with our trustees and current volunteers, and find out how rewarding involvement can be.



SHOUT-OUT TO GIRL SCOUT LEADERS!


Spring is coming, and it's time to book cemetery tours for your Girl Scouts.  Many of you are involved in the "Stories in Stone Patch Program."  This entire program is available on our website, or through the Girl Scouts. 
 
Mount Hope is a great place to do community service projects.  Currently we are desperate for rakers (once the snow melts)!  It's fun to have a picnic at the cemetery, and we can combine these activities with a tour.

WE LOVE GIRL SCOUTS!

To book a tour, please use the "Contact Us" button at the top of this homepage.  You will be connected to our Special Tour Coordinator, Chris Petote.



GENEALOGICAL SERVICES

Click on Genealogical Services to find information about  assistance offered by Friends volunteers.


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