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Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

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Address: 1048 State St, Bangor, ME 04401-5694
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+1 207-945-6589
07:30 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 11:30
12:00 - 16:00

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This place is beautiful. If you're in the mood for a strole I highly recommend Mount Hope Cemetary. The history is amazing and it's so peaceful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sara M
Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful. If you're in the mood for a strole I highly recommend Mount Hope Cemetary. The history is amazing and it's so peaceful.

Thank Sara M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Even without the Stephen King references, this is a very cool old cemetery, with a variety of landscape and architectural quirks to make it interesting. We watched King's "Pet Cemetery" and then had fun visiting the sites shown in the movie, which was a cool thing to do.

Thank Ralph E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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.

Thank Michele R
Perry, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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 15 October 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.

Thank dwightd1
Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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.

Thank Lynn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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.

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

1 Thank cooffwego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 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.

Thank drdroad
iron river Mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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 

Thank ironriver

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