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Address: 1048 State St, Bangor, ME 04401-5694
Phone Number: +1 207-945-6589
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Beautiful, quiet and peaceful

We recently visited the Mount Hope Cemetery on the recommendation of a friend while visiting Bangor. I normally wouldn't visit a cemetery except for obvious reasons, but we took... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
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Perry, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to walk or bike through and stop along the way to catch glimpses of history. I recommend looking into the cemetary online so you have some awareness of what to watch out for and who is buried here.

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Perry, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We recently visited the Mount Hope Cemetery on the recommendation of a friend while visiting Bangor. I normally wouldn't visit a cemetery except for obvious reasons, but we took and chance and made the trip. It was shocking in how lovely and serene a place it was. I enjoyed looking at all of the old markers and especially captivated by... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Great walking area, very somber and spooky at dusk. Many paths to wander down and enjoy the fall leaves and with it being the backdrop for pet cemetery by Stephen king is just a bonus! Enjoy the place but remember to be respectful as many people you see are there to visit loved ones who have gone on.

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Thank dwightd1
Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Unusual, I know, but this is a wonderful place to take a walk or just enjoy the fall leaves. It was part of the SK Tours of Maine (Some scenes from Stephen King's Pet Cemetery were filmed here.) and was so beautiful, we went back after the tour. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Lynn S
Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully beautiful cemetery full of history, serenity and wildlife. Gray squirrels, ducks, muskrat, birds all seen during our fascinating walk through these beautiful grounds. Kudos to the staff.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The old parts are lovely, the new parts are well maintained and ghost and ghoul tours abound. Figuring in that Steven King wrote his book Pet Cemetery with Mt. Hope specifically in-mind, it's not a wonder that tourists come her to visit. Having some of my very own relations interned here, one can see why visitors and locals alike come... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Beautiful historic cemetery. Huge place with lots of steep hills, I ended up doing my aerobic workout here each day I was in Bangor.

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iron river Mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We are Stephen King fans and went on the S-K Tour in Bangor and went to this cemetery as part of the tour of King's movie sites. We drove back to the cemetery later in the evening to see all the walkers and joggers and revisit the movie site, We were pleasantly surprised with the 7 PM carillon music playing... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

It may sound weird, but I do enjoy visiting cemeteries. To me, they're very peaceful and historical. You never know who you may find. Mt. Hope is very beautiful and very well kept. Kudos to the grounds keepers.

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Thank Ellen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I visited this "garden" cemetery on a number of occasions with husband and on other occasions, with family members. It is an interesting place to visit and see very old gravestones, but if you like to exercise, you can really burn some calories with a long walk! There are many paved paths to travel on and stone steps to walk... More 

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