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Mount Hope Cemetery District
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic District
Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor is located in Maine
Location: U.S. 2, Bangor, Maine
Coordinates: 44°49′29″N 68°43′28″W / 44.82472°N 68.72444°W / 44.82472; -68.72444Coordinates: 44°49′29″N 68°43′28″W / 44.82472°N 68.72444°W / 44.82472; -68.72444
Built/Founded: 1834
Architect: Bryant,Charles G.; Mansur,Wilfred E.
Architectural style(s): Greek Revival, Late Victorian, English Half-Timbered style
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: December 04, 1974
NRHP Reference#: 74000187[1]

Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine is the second oldest garden cemetery in the United States. It was designed by architect Charles G. Bryant in 1834, the same year that Bangor was incorporated as a city, and likely modeled after Mt. Auburn Cemetery (1831) in Boston, Massachusetts. Bangor was at that time a frontier boom-town, and much of its architecture and landscaping exactly mirrored that of Boston.

The preferred resting ground for Bangor's 19th and early 20th century elite, the cemetery includes the gravesites of a U.S. Vice President[2], two U.S. Senators[3], eleven U.S. Congressmen[4], two U.S. Ambassadors, five Governors of Maine[5], eight Civil War Generals [6], and numerous "lumber barons" and other local businessmen and politicians.

The movie Pet Sematary was filmed in Mount Hope.


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Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine


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