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Patricia Corcoran portrait shotSaturday, May 9, 2020

Dear Friends,

On Wednesday, May 6, our Board met and passed a resolution to cancel our 2020 Tour Season, including the Torch Light Tours.

While this was a traumatic decision for us, it was our only socially responsible route during this difficult time.

We had planned an amazing tour season, which we were all looking forward to. Our plan is to postpone this tour lineup until 2021. Hopefully we will be able to return to some normalcy by that time.

In the meantime, we have organized a committee to explore digital opportunities to distribute on our YouTube channel as well as general outreach to our members within state and local guidelines for social distancing. We will continue to communicate with you via this website.

Many thanks for your loyalty to the FOMH. While our tour program is the heart of our organization, we are flexible and will continue to fulfill our mission in new and creative ways.

COVID 19 has not slowed down our restoration activities, which are funded with membership dues and grants. As you stroll through the cemetery, you will see evidence of our many restoration projects.

This year your membership renewal is more important than ever to keep our restoration program alive. We appreciate your ongoing financial support through your membership dues.

We will stay in touch...Each of you is important to us and to our mission.


Patricia Corcoran, President
Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery

"Innovation and inspiration are the cure for despair."
-- Rachel Maddow

Frederick Douglass statue near gatehouseThe 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.