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The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offer general and special-theme guided walking tours, May through October.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission  Payment by Cash or Check only.


2014 GENERAL TOURS

gatehouse at north entrancePublic Tour of North Section of Mount Hope Cemetery
Every Sunday at 2:00 pm beginning May 4 through October 26
Admission:
$5 per person. Members and children under 16 (accompanied by an adult) free.
Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Drive
This tour consists of a two-hour leisurely walk (approximately one mile) on paved roads as well as uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, architecture, symbolism, and more.





2014 UPCOMING THEME TOURS

All theme tours last approximately two hours.
Admission:
$7 per person. Free for members of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery and children under 16 (must be accompanied by an adult). Note: Payment by cash or check only.


Form, Function & Mount Hope Cemetery: Why Does It Look Like That?
Saturday, September 27, 1:00 p.m.
Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Drive
Tour guide: Dennis Carr
The cemetery is a veritable museum of architecture, art & landscape design. Gain a comprehensive understanding of Rochester's design legacy.


Fall Foliage Tour
Saturday, October 18, 12:00 noon
Meet:
North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Drive.
Tour guide: Ed Olinger/Zak Steele
Enjoy the variety and beauty of Mount Hope Cemetery's trees in autumn.



GRAND TORCH LIGHT TOURS
Saturday Evening, October 18 & Tuesday Evening, October 21
The finale to the tour season, with a special tour path lighted by torches
Multiple time slots available each date, beginning at 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 in advance or $10 at the door on the day of the event.
Meet: North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Drive. Note: No parking in the cemetery. Please park on Robinson Drive.
Check back for more information closer to the event.

2014 COMPLETED TOURS

WINTER TOURS
Four Saturdays at 1:00 PM -- January 18, February 15, March 15, and April 19


TWILIGHT TOURS
Every Thursday, May 8 through August 14 at 6:30 p.m. 

ROCHESTER HISTORY SERIES
Part 1: In Death as in Life -- Institutional Plots
Part 2: Of the People, By the People, For the People
Part 3: History in Plain Sight

THEME TOURS
Cranks, Catalysts & Collisions with History -- Part A
The Bird Watcher Tour
Zinc Monument Tour
Horticulture Tour
Rochester Baseball Pioneers
Jewish Roots
Rochester & the Legendary Erie Canal

Rochester's Prosperous and Penniless
Pioneers, Reformers & Heroes (Section G)
The Revolutionary War

The Ice Cream Tour
Lost Secrets
Susan B. Anthony & Women's Rights
The Civil War Tour
Geology at Mount Hope Cemetery
Mischief, Murder, and Mayhem