MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY
We invite you to visit
and view the natural splendor of Mount Hope Cemetery . . . a place for remembering.
Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester, NY.
When you plan ahead, time is on your sideand so is peace
of mind. Your foresight will be appreciated by those you leave behind for sparing
them a weighty decision at a difficult time. Prearrangement ensures that loved
ones know and carry out your final wishes. Consult with Mount Hope's knowledgeable
personnel on the full range of choices, so that your ultimate decision honors
your faith, your values and your wishes.
An infinity of colors is refracted through the breathtaking
apertures of the Chapel of Hope's handcrafted stained glass window and skylights.
The sun's rays shine down year-round on all souls entombed at Mount Hope's Chapel
of Hope mausoleum. Built in 2000, the Chapel of Hope is naturally lit and fully
carpeted. Choose among indoor and outdoor crypts and glass and polished marble-front
Residents of Westchester and the Greater Metro Area have, since 1886, turned
to Mount HopeSouthern Westchester's largest cemeteryfor individual
and family burial plots in a setting whose natural splendor, replete with rolling
hills and tall trees, in every season bespeaks dignity, tranquility and serenity.
In recent years, cremation has become more broadly accepted. Mount
Hope offers indoor and outdoor inurnment in a variety of settings, each equally
resplendent and respectful as traditional interment. Let our expert staff guide
you through the options available for the important permanent memorialization
you and your loved ones deserve.
WALK THROUGH MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY
Nestled amid the green hills of Westchester,
Mount Hope overlooks the historic and peaceful valleys of the Saw Mill River,
with glimpses of the majestic Palisades beyond the Hudson. Mount Hope is landscaped
meticulously on behalf of its lot owners, and a permanent maintenance fund supports
the care of Mount Hope in perpetuity. Mount Hope is a nonsectarian cooperative
association. A walk through Mount Hope is a walk through history. Many who made
the supreme sacrifice for their country rest in the shadow of imperishable monuments
and inspired architecture. The Seventy-first
Regiment National Guard of New York State and the Confederate
Veterans are just two of the many interesting and important organizations
whose legacy is etched indelibly into Mount Hope's hallowed grounds. A 60-foot
obelisk marks the largest burial site of Confederate veterans and their families
north of the Mason-Dixon
Line. A walk through Mount Hope is also a walk through nature. More than 40
labeled species of trees, from red oak to American elm, line the cemetery's darting
hills and scenic pathways. But if you visit for the tall trees, you will see they
are home to red-tailed hawks, pileated woodpeckers and the lovely, diminutive
bird of New York.
Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded - families are reunited - memories
are made tangible - love is undisguised. This is a cemetery.
accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information and our
heritage is hereby enriched.
Testimonials of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm
tribute to accomplishments and to the life - not the death - of a loved one.
cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort
to the living. A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday
and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life
is worth loving and remembering - ALWAYS.
MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY
The grounds are open 365 days a year for visitors,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff are available Monday through Saturday, except for
the following holidays:
Luther King Jr. Day
Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to Hastings-on-Hudson station. Toll-free
schedule and fare information: (800) METRO-INFO. Taxis available to the Cemetery
Line stops right outside the Cemetery. Schedule and fare information:
here for driving directions from Yahoo Maps.
From Henry Hudson
Pkwy.: Northbound to Saw Mill River Pkwy. to Exit 13-Farragut Ave. Turn left
onto Saw Mill River Rd. At first traffic light turn right onto Jackson Ave. Cemetery
entrance on left.
From Major Deegan Expwy: 87 northbound onto NY Thruway to Exit 7 (Ardsley).
Turn left onto Saw Mill River Rd. (9A). Cemetery on left (1 mile).
Bronx River Pkwy.: Bear left at Bronxville to Sprain Brook Pkwy. Continue
to Jackson Ave. exit. Turn left to Cemetery (1 mile).
287/Rockland County: Cross Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 8-Cross Westchester Expwy.
(287) onto Sprain Brook Pkwy (Exit 3) southbound. Continue to Jackson Ave. exit.
Turn right to Cemetery (1 mile).
From Queens: Over Triboro Bridge onto Major Deegan Expwy. (87) onto NY
Thruway to Exit 7 (Ardsley). Turn left onto Saw Mill River Rd. (9A). Cemetery
on the left (1 mile).
From Long Island and the Hutchinson River Parkway
(678): From Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy. northbound to Cross
County Parkway (Exit 13) to Bronx River Parkway (North). Bear left at Bronxville
to Sprain Brook Pkwy.; continue to Jackson Ave. exit; turn left to Cemetery (1