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Visit the graves of the lumber barons who built Bangor

Event organizer: Bangor Historical Society
Event Date & Time: July 14, 2018 6:00 pm until July 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Melissa Gerety | BDN
Melissa Gerety | BDN

BANGOR — Once known as the Lumber Capital of the World, Bangor was home to a number of families whose fortunes came from the timberlands. Many of the city’s former leaders had the woods to thank for their wealth and prosperity. And, many of them are laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Join the Bangor Historical Society for a special tour — offered only once in 2018 — as we visit the final resting places of some of those who shaped the Queen City.

This tour meets at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, near the Superintendent’s Office at Mt. Hope Cemetery at 1048 State Street in Bangor.

Tickets are available online at or from the guide at the start of the tour.

The Bangor Historical Society has been preserving, protecting and sharing the rich history of Bangor and its people since 1864. Its main location is in the 1835 built Thomas A. Hill House on Union Street but the BHS hosts a number of events and walking tours around the city throughout the year. For more information about the BHS and its events and activities visit or call 942-1900.