Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

Details

Availability:
Fri Sept 16 @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Sat Oct 15 @ 4:00 – 5:30 pm
By Private group requests

Fri & Sat in Sept – Nov

Price: $30/person (+ booking fee $1.80)

Duration: 90 minutes

Meeting Location: the Zuber Angel at the Mount Hope Cemetery entrance, directly across from 128 Moore Avenue

Distance Covered: 1.5 km, approximately
The walk ends a very short distance from the beginning

Led by: Wayne Miedema

Accessibility: Route follows paved, even cemetery paths. Uneven ground when walking off path between memorial stones. Quite accessible for scooters & wheelchairs.

The Mount Hope Cemetery walking tour reveals a community of neighbours, business owners, politicians, rebels and ordinary people whose stories left their mark on Kitchener. 

Kitchener’s history, dating back just over 150 years, is revealed by the names and stories found in the cemetery. This Mount Hope Cemetery 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.

Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour Details

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance
  • This walk is available by private group request in Fall 2022
  • Maximum 20 people per walk
  • We walk rain or shine or snow so dress for the weather! If it looks like rain, bring an umbrella. If it’s cold, wear a few extra layers.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes (i.e. no flip flops!)
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes in advance to check in. If you arrive exactly when the walk starts, you’re already late!
  • Our walking tours are face mask friendly – even though our walking tours are entirely outdoors, some guests may feel most comfortable wearing a mask – and we respect that!
    A wonderful experience. A great way to connect with friends while learning fascinating history. Just the right amount of walking. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and very open to conversation/digression, but still kept on track. We would definitely do this again.
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