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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 run through October 28.

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 call ahead for more details.

FOMH TOUR LINE:  (585) 461-3494



2018 GENERAL TOURS

Public Tours: North Section
Sundays at 2 p.m.
April 29 - October 28

Meet: North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Admission: $5 per person. Free for members and children under 16 who are accompanied by a paying adult. CASH/CHECK/CREDIT CARDS.

This foundational tour is a two-hour walk of approximately one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. This overview includes the graves of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, as well as topics of local history, horticulture, geology, architecture, monument symbolism, and more.

Twilight Tours -- Twilight Tours have ended for this season.




2018 THEME TOURS

Admission: $10 per person. Free for members and children under 16 who are accompanied by a paying adult. CASH/CHECK/CREDIT CARDS for tours that begin at the North (Gatehouse) Entrance. CASH/CHECK ONLY for tours that begin at the South Entrance.

MISCHIEF, MURDER, AND MAYHEM
Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m.
Meet:
North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guide: Dennis Carr
Repeat presentation of this popular tour (July 14)


DISCOVER RIVERSIDE CEMETERY: 125 YEARS OF HISTORY!
Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m.
Meet: Entrance to Riverside Cemetery, 2650 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14612

Tour Guides: Cynthia Howk of the Landmark Society and Joanne Mitchell
This new tour will explore Riverside Cemetery, founded in 1892 to serve the growing population in the northern part of the city. Situated on 123 acres of land that borders the west bank of the Genesee River, it is the permanent resting place of 250,000 Rochesterians.

FALL FOLIAGE AT MT. HOPE
Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m.
Meet:
North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guide: Zak Steele/Ed Olinger
Enjoy the beauty of Mt. Hope Cemetery's historic trees and flora in the fall, revealed by landscape architects who can identify and explain the vast variety.