MCC Daily Tribune

Take a Tour of Mount Hope Cemetery with Geography Professor Michael Boester

Geography professor Michael Boester will be leading his annual "Geography of Mount Hope Cemetery" tour for the Friends of Mount Hope on Saturday, September 14th from 10 am to 3 pm. This extensive tour will explore the physical and cultural geography of Mount Hope and explain its evolution from America's first municipal rural cemetery to fulfilling today's trends in cremation and natural burial.

Here are the specifics:

  • Admission*: $40 for all-day tour. $30 for members. Pay the day of the tour. Cash and credit cards accepted.
  • Tickets: Please call 585-461-3494 or email to register.
  • Meet: North Gatehouse, 791 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620
  • Lunch: Please bring a picnic lunch. You may also order from Pellegrino's Deli on the day of the event (cash only)

*All proceeds go to the Friends of Mount Hope allowing them to support tours of the cemetery and to restore and repair headstones and monuments.

Contact Michael ( with any questions about this opportunity to tour Rochester's historic cemetery.

Barone, Jessica
Chemistry and Geosciences