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PUBLIC TOURS

The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offer general and special-theme guided walking tours throughout the year. Regular weekend tours resume on May 5, 2018 and run through October 28. In the meantime, enjoy special Winter and Spring tours of the southern section of the cemetery per the schedule below.

FOMH TOUR LINE:  (585) 461-3494



PRE-SEASON WINTER/SPRING TOURS
Enjoy a 60 to 90-minute (depending on weather) guided walking tour of the south end of the cemetery on flat, paved roads.

Each tour meets: South Cemetery Entrance, 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite the Distillery Restaurant. Park on cemetery roads, but please not in front of the cemetery office.
Admission: $5 per person. Free for
children under 16 with an adult. Free for FOMH Members.
NOTE:  Nearly all Friends' tours and activities are free to members. Visit the Membership page and join today!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 11:00 AM
Tour Guide: Joanne Mitchell


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 11:00 AM
Tour Guide: Don Hall

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 11:00 AM
Tour Guide: Dennis Carr

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 11:00 AM
Tour Guide: Cam Tran


On these tours, visitors will learn about cemetery residents in the former prehistoric lake section -- people such as George Washington's drummer boy; the founder of Gannett News; the man who invented the 42-long suit (men's suits in pre-made sizes); two sisters who were in the first class of women in the University of Rochester; and Rufus Sibley, of Sibley, Lindsay and Curr Department Store. Guests will enjoy the "new" chapel, now 106 years old; the largest mausoleum in the cemetery; a huge grave marker by Tiffany Studios; and a monument made from zinc, not stone.