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Mount Hope Cemetery

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Address: 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone Number: +1 585-428-7999
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Description: Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian...
Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, the cemetery contains priceless pieces of art and rare horticultural specimens. It is the final resting place of many dignified and internationally known individuals, including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and is on the National Park Services National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Mount Hope is listed in the New York State Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places as part of the Mt. Hope/Highland Preservation District, featuring 83 mausoleums, soaring Egyptian obelisks, a Florentine cast-iron fountain, two stone chapels in the Gothic Revival style, a Moorish gazebo, a Victorian Gothic gatehouse, and infinitely varied tombstones marking 350,000 graves across 196 acres.
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This trip was an extra credit trip for my 7th grader. This was very interesting the tour in October is great there is a lot of spooky stories to match the season. The cider at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This trip was an extra credit trip for my 7th grader. This was very interesting the tour in October is great there is a lot of spooky stories to match the season. The cider at the end is a bonus!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were looking for fun Saturday things to do ! We drive by Mt. Hope Cemetery at least twice a month, but never stop. In the fall they have arbor tours. The fall colors are bright and beautiful on the variety of trees and bushs. They have a pamphlet in the office to do walking tours of... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a place of rest for my mother. I found it at Mount Hope. Just walking around and seeing all the beautiful statues and reading the headstones is a moving experience. Susan B. Anthony is there. There are tours offered. People go there for that and just to visit because it really is a serene and beautiful... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have spent a lot of time walking, jogging and biking though this cemetery, which is nestled between the University of Rochester campus on one side and a mixed residential/commercial neighborhood on the other. While the newer part of the cemetery is the standard rows of headstones, the older section has some truly beautiful old monuments, buildings, and mausoleums. Several... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited Mt. Hope lots of times, sometimes for picnics, sometimes for just walking , sometimes to do art work, and once for the official tour. Mt. Hope is gorgeous. It is a Victorian Cemetery, along the lines of say Highgate, But the paths are less slippery (don't get me wrong, I loved high gate, but it is slippery.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I enjoy both the beauty and the history of this cemetery. I have visited with family and with friends. My husband and I went on a guided tour of the cemetery a few summers ago. Go to see grave sites of famous people like Susan an Anthony and Frederick Douglas but be sure to drive or walk around to appreciate... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit for a sense of what the Victorian idea of a cemetery was like. Rolling terrain, meandering paths through the grave areas with marvelous statuary, tombstones and mausoleums sprinkled along the way. Contains the graves of many of the people important to Rochester's history (including it's namesake, Nathaniel Rochester). Frequent cemetery tours (some themed)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Check this place out. There is a lot of history going on here. I really enjoyed my time at Mount hope cemetery. I learned a lot and love the cultural behind it all. Definitely stop by if your in the area. It's a tourist attraction and you will want to take time. It's a big cemetery with a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This cemetery is a lovely walk and a different perspective on the city of Rochester. I spent 2 hours wandering over the grounds - a meandering three and a half miles. The two biggest attractions - the gravesites of Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony - are relatively easy to find if you know where you are and where you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you can get past the fact that you're hanging out in a cemetery this place is actually a cool spot to hang out. Susan B Anthony and Fredrick Douglass are buried there.

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Additional Information about Mount Hope Cemetery

Address: 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone Number: +1 585-428-7999
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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