The Bangor Historical Society will organize walking tours of the “Darker Mount Hope Cemetery” in mid-October

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Bangor is home to one of the oldest garden cemeteries in the country.

Later next month, people will have the chance to learn more about Mount Hope Cemetery on historic walking tours.

Guided tours of the Bangor Historical Society‘s “Darker Mount Hope Cemetery” will show people some of the dramatic and mysterious stories of the famous cemetery.

Groups of 12 people will set off at intervals on a winding path through the cemetery as the night deepens.

Storytellers will be stationed along the way to share the stories of the permanent residents of Mount Hope.

“Stories of Civil War soldiers their families were able to bring them here, but some of the things they had seen,” said Matt Bishop, director of operations at the Bangor Historical Society. “We are also talking about Bangor’s first murder victim. And there are a few who say that the stories aren’t horribly horrible or scary, but the stones have a very creepy nature.

Visits will take place on October 15 and 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets cost $ 12 and participants are asked to bring a mask for sections of the tour where social distancing is not possible.

You can find more information on their website.

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