The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offer general and special-theme guided walking tours, May through October. The 2014 season of public tours has ended. See below to get an idea of tours that will be offered in 2015.
2014 GENERAL TOURS
Public 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 THEME TOURS
Theme tours have ended for 2014.
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
Hour-long tours begin every 15 minutes, 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
NOTE: Tickets are sold by tour start time. You will select your start time when you purchase your ticket.
Tickets $8 in advance
Children 15 & under free with adult
Members free with card
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each.
NOTE: No credit cards accepted for tickets purchased at the door.
Event Location: Mt. Hope Cemetery, 791 Mt. Hope Ave., opposite Robinson Drive
RAIN OR SHINE -- ALL SALES FINAL -- PARKING AVAILABLE
2014 COMPLETED TOURS
Four Saturdays at 1:00 PM -- January 18, February 15, March 15, and April 19
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
Cranks, Catalysts & Collisions with History -- Part A
The Bird Watcher Tour
Zinc Monument Tour
Rochester Baseball Pioneers
Rochester & the Legendary Erie Canal
Rochester's Prosperous and Penniless
Pioneers, Reformers & Heroes (Section G)
The Revolutionary War
The Ice Cream Tour
Susan B. Anthony & Women's Rights
The Civil War Tour
Geology at Mount Hope Cemetery
Mischief, Murder, and Mayhem
Form, Function & Mount Hope Cemetery: Why does it look like that?
Fall Foliage Tour