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Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

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Address: 1048 State St, Bangor, ME 04401-5694
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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Great place to walk for exercise!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DrEdgeworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Levant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking thru the cemetery it is beautiful relaxing and full of history going back centuries mostly paved roads some old paths where gravel roads where ponds with ducks hillsides many....

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Thank Larry H
Old Town, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old garden cemetery which holds treasures of historical data! One could, depending on your interest, spend many days exploring and researching this cemetery. It is still, to this day, immaculately kept. Great place to walk.

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Orono, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you think attractions, you don't usually think of cemeteries. I don't, anyway. But, this is a beautiful cemetery with a long history, lovely trees, and some very interesting architectural elements. The older sections of graves are fascinating to read through, and this is a very pleasant place for a quiet walk. October is my favorite time to visit Mt.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds of this cemetery are beautifully kept. When my husband suggested going I wasn't quite sure but he is an avid hiker and this was a good place for him due to the hills within. There are steps which assist some of the hills. As I am not the hiker I wandered around and found the cemetery quite interesting.... More 

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Gray, Maine
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds here are beautifully kept, and make for a nice walk. There are hills and steep climbs that could make for a more challenging hike if you are interested. Some of the headstones are very old and intricate and can give off such an air of history that is exciting to see.

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Thank Joe M
Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Many of the older graves are located on the sides of hills and one can't imagine how these burials even took place or how the caskets have not been exposed by erosion through the years. The grounds are impeccably kept, with pretty ponds and well paved paths. The stories that surround some of the graves are... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first came to Mount Hope Cemetery when I covered the filming of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. That was way back in October 1988, and after that, I've returned every fall with friends to drink in all the spooky and charming ambiance. This place is HUGE! Just acres and acres of rolling green hills, beautiful duck ponds, benches, and paved... More 

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Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We initially visited the cemetery because we are stephen king fans, but walking around you realize this is a beautiful and huge cemetery that's been around for a long, long time. The grounds are well kept, and it's very humbling to walk around here and see graves of both the young and old, dating back to about 200 years. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This was a gorgeous cemetery with very old, ornate monuments. The Korean War memorial was beautiful and the grounds well kept.

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