tour with guide Don HallJOIN US FOR A GENERAL TOUR
Each Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
April 28 through October 27

Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Dr.
Admission: $10, free for FOMH members, SNAP recipients with ID, and children under 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.

Note:
The Friends of Mount Hope are offering ASL interpreted tours June 2, July 7, and September 29. These are the general tours on Sunday at 2pm with the addition of several sites that are important to Rochester's rich Deaf history/heritage.
                  
THEME TOURS AND
TWILIGHT TOURS
HAVE BEGUN
Visit the TOURS page for a full schedule.


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


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



THEME TOURS: 

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HOME TO THE PROSPEROUS AND PENNILESS

Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m.


Mausoleum of Ray Hylan, aviation pioneer

Stroll the paved, flat-surfaced Grove Avenue near Mount Hope's south entrance. Learn about residents of great wealth and status, and those who had little in life, but left a mark nonetheless. 

Meet: 
South Entrance, opposite the Distillery Restaurant
Admission: $10, free for FOMH members, SNAP recipients with ID, and children under 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. Please note: payment accepted by check or cash only, for tours beginning at the south entrance.
Tour Guide: Cam Tran


 
garden planted in cradle graveGARDENERS!
PLEASE JOIN OUR
CRADLE GRAVE PROJECT!

 
2019 is the year that we have revived a cradle grave project to bring color, life, and beauty to Mount Hope. 

We have a wonderful enthusiastic group of gardeners who have been hard at work planting their cradle graves.  We do have room for a few more gardeners.  We have some cradle graves all cleaned and ready to be planted as a result of a recent volunteer project.
 
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Use the "Contact Us" prompt on this website to let us know of your interest in adopting a cradle grave.  We can direct you from there.  Here is basic information:
1. Volunteers can select a cradle grave to adopt.
2. Grave Gardeners commit to tending to their assigned cradle grave throughout the entire growing season (June-November).  This includes purchasing and planting flowers, keeping them watered, and keeping the cradle weeded.
3. Other cradle garden programs recommend that 2-4 hours a week are necessary to devote to this project.
 
When you adopt a cradle grave, you will feel like you are a surrogate part of the deceased person's family.  You can research this person and learn about his life and times.  These connections are what enrich our lives as Mount Hope historians and gardeners.
 
Consider joining us on this new venture!  Adopt a cradle grave!
  


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


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