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Mt. Hope Cemetery
In 1872, the City purchased 11.5 acres of property to provide additional public burial space for Raleigh's African-American residents. Additional burial land adjacent to the original parcel was acquired in 1895, 1912, 1914, 1926, 1945, 1947, and 1956. In 1977, the City opened Mt. Hope Cemetery to all races for burial. In 1989, the Raleigh City Council reversed its plan (dating back to 1963) to abandon the cemetery once it was filled and dropped interment prices. Records of interments, dating back to mid 1937, are maintained by the cemetery supervisor.
Historic Mount Hope Cemetery is a full-service cemetery with more than 34 acres of park-like green space surrounded by trees and the Capital Area Greenway System. Mount Hope is a beautiful and peaceful final resting place near the heart of downtown Raleigh that is open to the public during daylight hours. The cemetery has on-site staff to assist you and your family and help you achieve the memorialization you desire.