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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.

Wintry view of Stein Mausoleum WINTER TOURS 2020

In 2020, the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery will offer opportunities to experience the beauty of the cemetery in winter with guided tours on three Saturdays:

January 25 -- Tour Guide Joanne Mitchell
February 22 -- Tour Guide Cam Tran
March 28 -- Tour Guide Chris Grooms

Each tour begins at 11 a.m. and lasts approximately 60-90 minutes, depending on weather.

Carver Monument on sunny winter dayThe tour route is entirely on flat, paved roads that are routinely plowed by cemetery staff. In addition to general information about Mount Hope, tours will include stops at the graves of famous suffragist Amy Post; and Edward Crone, who served in World War II with author Kurt Vonnegut and was the model for Vonnegut's "Billy Pilgrim" character. The cemetery's newest mausoleum and an impressive monument erected by the Union Pacific Railroad are also on the tour.

Meet: South cemetery entrance, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue, opposite The Distillery restaurant.
Admission:  $10 per person. Free for members, SNAP recipients, and children under 16 who are accompanied by a paying adult.  Please note: Payment by cash or check only for tours that begin at the south entrance.