Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

Kitchener’s history, dating back just over 150 years, is revealed by the names and stories found in the Mount Hope Cemetery. This walking tour includes stories from the time when Kitchener was called Berlin – including the fascinating story of the name change. The stones and memorials are the gateway to the stories of local famous families, fugitive slaves and a forgotten World War 1 soldier. Through the community of people in this cemetery, we explore the story of Berlin celebrating “Power to the People” in 1910, and the names that made this ‘tiny Berlin’ known as an industrial powerhouse, famous for German quality products such as leather, buttons, tires, footwear, and furniture.

Location: Mount Hope Cemetery
Duration: 90 minutes 
Distance Covered: 1.5 km, approximately
Availability: Friday & Saturday, year round 
Accessibility: Route follows paved, even cemetery paths. Uneven ground when walking off path between memorial stones

Good to know:

  • We walk rain or shine
  • The walk ends at a different point than the start, but within a very short walking distance
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