Northeast Georgia Mountains / Dahlonega

Mount Hope Cemetery

438 W. Main St.
Dahlonega, GA 30533


The old pre-Civil War Mount Hope Cemetery in downtown Dahlonega is just a couple of blocks from the main square with between 1,000 – 2,000 gravesites. Most famously known for some "Slot and Tab" grave markers, found only in this part of the country.

The pre-Civil War cemetery has an interesting mix of old and new grave markers. Mt. Hope is the resting place of Confederate officer William Pierce Price (State Legislator and United States Congressman) one block from the North Georgia College & State University Price Memorial Hall. Members of the Phillips Legion Infantry - Co E - The Blue Ridge Rifles are found at Mt. Hope including Jesse Marion "J. M." McDonald. His letters home from Virginia still survive.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site