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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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Beautiful Cemetery

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
CJ K
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Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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Thank CJ K
Central Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time to Mount Hope Garden Cemetery and it was wonderful walk. We did see 2 muskrats in the water playing.

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Seaford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portions of Stephen King's novel "Pet Cemetery" were filmed here, and it is also the resting place of Hannibal Hamlin, one of Abraham Lincoln's vice presidents. There are occasionally tours offered here.

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Thank Andi55_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we often walk here, enjoy the area and appreciate the care that is taken in the upkeep. You will see ducks in the ponds and will get a nice walk with the hills, flowers, trees.

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Thank Amy K
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Hope Cemetery is the second oldest garden cemetery in the United States. Walking along its lovely lanes is a view into the past. Civil War monuments, tombs for elderly women and young children all tell of a sad history in the region. It is definitely worth a visit if one is in Bangor.

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Thank Margaret C
Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a fascinating place to walk and think. Today, while walking, I saw 6 turtles, 2 frogs and countless ducks. Not what you'd expect in a cemetery! The paths are well maintained and someone is always working there so it feels safe. Interesting headstones as well.

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Thank mainenanax5
Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Beautifull cemetary--used in King movie--spent an hour or more just driving through the cemetary lookingatols stones

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Montreal, Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Although it is a cemetery and in the northern province of québec we do not visit cemeteries, this one is rather a must. Grounds are clean, and there is so much history in it especially the making of Pet Cemetery (movie and book)

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Beautiful cemetery. We were amazed at how many of the tombstones/gravesites were placed on steep slopes of the hills. We could see why this would be a great/creepy place to film a movie!

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