We offer a variety of tours to give community members an opportunity to learn about Mount Hope Cemetery.
SCHOOL GROUPS – Guided walking tours led by FOMH tour guides are available for all students from grades 4-12 at no cost. This includes home-schooled children.
ORGANIZATIONS – Guided tours are available for businesses, garden clubs, historical societies and social groups. We request a minimum of 10 participants at $15 each, or a minimum fee of $125. Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
PRIVATE GROUPS – Tours for families or friends are also available. Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance. Contact us for information about fees.
VAN TOURS – Guide tours for a group wishing to tour in a van, rather than take a walking tour, are available for a fee of $100 per van. Please note: The group must provide the van.
COMMERCIAL BUS TOURS – Guided tours by knowledgeable and experienced tour guides are available to groups of twenty or more. Please see our guidelines to schedule a tour.
Sign Language interpretation for tours provided on request. Please contact us to submit a request at least 14 days in advance of the tour. Private tours with an ASL fluent guide can also be arranged.
Be Respectful We invite you to enjoy our magnificent cemetery. It is a place of majestic trees, abundant wildlife, historic buildings, and thousands of monuments and memorials.
As you walk or drive through our 196 acres, keep in mind that every stone represents an individual's life, filled with joy and sorrow, success and failure, love and anger; all the unique attributes that make us human. Death has taken them, but they are with us still as long as they remain in our collective memory. A cemetery reflects the honor, respect, and devotion that our civilized society accords its dead. It is a place of memories – a place to reflect on the past, contemplate the present, and consider the future.
Mount Hope is an active cemetery. Those you see within the cemetery grounds may need solitude, quiet, and the peaceful surrounding afforded by a cemetery. It is well that each of us respects an individual's need to honor and mourn those for whom they held a true affection.