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Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

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Address: 1048 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: (207) 945-6589
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7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Walking in Mount Hope Cemetery raises spirits

Traipsing among the tombstones offers an air of solemnity, while climbing the hilly graveyard makes you feel alive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa M
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Brewer, Maine
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Brewer, Maine
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traipsing among the tombstones offers an air of solemnity, while climbing the hilly graveyard makes you feel alive!

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Thank Melissa M
Bangor, Maine
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great location for a walk or run. It is also a calm place to come and contemplate. The grounds are well-kept and clean. Often you will come across some wild life. It is big cemetery, so you may want to pace yourself. I especially like the area around the lake.

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Thank asiantraveller101
Saint Charles
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A beautiful place we went to on the Stephen King Tour. What a history as being the place where Pet Cemetery was filmed.

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Thank Jim P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This cemetery holds a former Vice President, many civil war casualties and some monuments to different Wars. This is also the cemetery where Pet Semetary was filmed. Kinda creepy in my book..

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Thank Jesse P
Holden, Maine
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Saw a muskrat, crane, and about 50 ducks. Every time we go there is always so much wild life, another time we went there were fishers!

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Thank Ccup3
Silver City, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Mt. Hope cemetery is almost surreal in how striking and beautiful it is. The cemetery is well kept and the layout is fantastic with large, open expanses and water features scattered throughout. You can almost feel the weight of the history of the place as you walk around but the weight isn't oppressive so much as historically evocative. I would... More 

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Thank JohnDurham81
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I wanted to see this place since it was in Stephen King's movie. When I went in the gate using my google maps, I drove slowly through the tombstones and happened to notice some guys behind me driving near the gate. Little did I know, they locked it! AGH! I wound around and was a little creeped out, but finally... More 

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Thank Shelley K
Bangor, Maine
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

If you love a view of things old...of rolling beauty and echoes from the past...Mount Hope Cemetaty is for you, as it is for me. Truly a Garden of Headstones.

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Thank Kris W
East Hampstead NH
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I only got a quick look at this place. I wanted to get out and walk around. My boyfriend just wanted to take pictures of the cannons (that's his "hobby") at the war memorial before we set out on our day trip. From what I saw of this it looks like a tranquil place for a simple stroll. I'm hoping... More 

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Bothwell, Canada
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We arrived just before dusk, to enjoy a walk on the well laid out paths in among the tombstones. I enjoyed picture taking here and just reading the gravestones. The rolling hill of memorials is quite inspiring

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