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 side—and 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 niches.

Residents of Westchester and the Greater Metro Area have, since 1886, turned to Mount Hope—Southern Westchester's largest cemetery—for 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.

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 bluebird—the state bird of New York.

Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded - families are reunited - memories are made tangible - love is undisguised. This is a cemetery.

Communities 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.

The 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.

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:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Lincoln's Birthday
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Election Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Travel by train:
Metro North
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

Travel by bus:
Bee Line stops right outside the Cemetery. Schedule and fare information: 914-813-7777.

Travel by car:
Click 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).

From Bronx River Pkwy.: Bear left at Bronxville to Sprain Brook Pkwy. Continue to Jackson Ave. exit. Turn left to Cemetery (1 mile).

From 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 mile).


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