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PUBLIC TOURS

The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offer general and special-theme guided walking tours throughout the year. Regular Sunday tours begin in May and continue through October. Special Winter and Spring tours are also offered.

NOTE:  Nearly all Friends' tours and activities are free to members. Visit the Membership page and join today!

TOUR GUIDELINES:
Please note that Mount Hope Cemetery is a natural terrain, and tours are not always kept to paved paths. There is often walking in grass, dirt paths, and some hills, particularly in the north end. We recommend comfortable walking shoes -- not open sandals. If you have any questions or doubts about the particular tour you'd like to take, please "Contact Us" using the link at the top of this page. General and Theme Tours typically take 90 minutes. Twilight Tours are approximately 75 minutes long. Admission fees are paid on site at the beginning of each tour.

 ONLINE CALENDAR OF EVENTS



PRIVATE TOURS
Private tours are available upon request. Please contact Chris Petote (chrispetote.fomh@gmail.com) for further information.



2019 GENERAL TOURS        $10 per person -- FREE for Members

These tours are free to SNAP recipients, and to children under age 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.

Admission fees are paid on site at the beginning of each tour. Tour fees and memberships directly fund the restoration and preservation projects of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery -- Thank you!

gatehouse at north entrancePublic Tours -- North Section
Sundays at 2:00 PM
April 28 through October 27
Meet: North Gatehouse, opposite Robinson Drive

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.




Twilight Tours
Twilight tours have ended for the 2019 Tour Season.



2019 THEME TOURS             $10 per person -- FREE for Members
             Admission fees are paid on site at the beginning of each tour.


MISCHIEF, MURDER AND MAYHEM
Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 AM
Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Dr.
Tour Guide: Dennis Carr  

Meet some permanent residents who bent, broke, or enforced the law, or whose lives met unfortunate or grisly ends.     
           
brilliant fall foliageFALL FOLIAGE AT MOUNT HOPE
Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 AM
Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Dr.
Tour Guide: Zak Steele/Ed Olinger

Experience Mount Hope Cemetery's changes as its foliage dons its beautiful fall overcoat.