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The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offer general and special-theme guided walking tours throughout the year.




2015 GENERAL TOURS

Public Tour of North Section of Mount Hope CemeteryTour Group
Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
May 3 through November 1
This tour consists of a two-hour leisurely walk of about one mile on paved roads and uneven terrain. Subjects covered include local history, famous people (including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass), horticulture, geology, architecture, symbolism, and more.
Admission:
$5 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult).
Meet: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.

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Twilight Tours
Twilight Tours have ended for this year.

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Holiday Specials
Join us for our regular public tour of the north section of the cemetery on this holiday date:
Monday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Admission: $5 per person.
Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult).
Meet: North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.




 2015 THEME TOURS
Each tour is approximately 2 hours long.
Admission: $7 per person. Free for members and children under 16 (when accompanied by a paying adult)


The Civil War Tour
Saturday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Explore the war's after effects on medicine, religion, warfare, family life, and more.
Meet:  Cemetery Office at South Entrance, Mount Hope Avenue opposite the Distillery Restaurant. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guides:  Barry Platt and Marilyn Nolte

Roads Less Traveled By
Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Discover 19th century Rochesterians, pivotal leaders, entrepreneurs and heroes, whose stories have not previously been told.
Meet:  North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guide:  Patricia Corcoran


Susan B. Anthony
Saturday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m.  [Note: This tour is a REPEAT of the May 30th tour.]
Discover reformers Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass and other Rochester women and men who fought for rights for women and African Americans.
Meet: North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guide:  Victoria Schmitt


Mischief, Murder & Mayhem
Saturday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m.
Hear tales of some of the cemetery's permanent residents who bent, broke, or enforced the law.
Meet:  Cemetery Office at South Entrance, Mount Hope Avenue opposite the Distillery Restaurant. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guide:  Dennis Carr


Form, Function & Mount Hope Cemetery
Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Mount Hope Cemetery is a veritable museum of architecture, art, and landscape design. Gain a comprehensive understanding of Rochester's design legacy.
Meet:  North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guide:  Dennis Carr


Fall Foliage Tour
Saturday, October 17 at 12:00 Noon
Enjoy the variety and beauty of Mount Hope Cemetery's trees in autumn.
Meet:  North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.
Tour Guides:  Zak Steele/Ed Olinger



Image of flaming torchGRAND TORCH LIGHT TOURS
Saturday, October 17 & Tuesday, October 20
Tours begin every 12 minutes, 6:00 p.m. thru 9:30 p.m.
Meet: North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking on Robinson Drive.

Check back later this summer for details, including ticket prices.