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Address: 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY
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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Walk through the centuries

Enjoyed the terraces and mausoleum's and the walk through acres of headstones. Disliked that we couldn't find Susan B. Anthony grave. Signs around it but couldn't find it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Logan, Utah
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Logan, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Enjoyed the terraces and mausoleum's and the walk through acres of headstones. Disliked that we couldn't find Susan B. Anthony grave. Signs around it but couldn't find it.

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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Family recently lost a family member and learned about this cemetery. It's absolutely huge. Very peaceful and quiet. Grounds are very well kept. Nice play to just go and walk.

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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Peaceful and beautiful scenery, and there are many historic grave sites to visit. A thoroughly enjoyable outing on a day when the weather is nice. Just make sure to pick up a map at the visitor center as the cemetery is quite large and complex and it's easy to get lost. You can drive through most of it, so it... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well maintained with beautiful old trees and shrubs. Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass graves prompted thought about individual rights and freedom in our Country.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of the best locations in the city to walk your dog. It is quiet, beautiful and has history as well. It is a tremendously beautiful location.

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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of the oldest municipal cemeteries in the country and it is absolutely fascinating, historic, and beautiful. They give tours all the time, some themed and some generic (and some with ice cream!), but it is otherwise free and open to the public more like a park than a cemetery. Absolutely stunning -and still active! They even do... More 

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rochester, ny
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a cemetery with a lot of history. Susan B Anthony & Frederick Douglass are 2 of the better known residents. It's really beautiful with old trees, slopes and some ponds. Try to take one of the many guided tours they offer @ FOMH. The guides are wonderful and add interesting facts during the tours.

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rochester
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This landmark and very old cemetery has winding hilly walks in the "older section" or flats for those that prefer it. The history of Rochester`s oldest (and often richest) can be found here with ornate monuments and fancy stones but hundreds of more modest gravestones are worth a look as many tell rich stories with anyone with a bit of... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Huge Huge Huge Cemetery! So many monuments from the 1800s and and on...the layout and the architecture of the caretakers are morte than worth looking at.

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have about 100 family members here dating back to the 1800's. It is a very nice Cemetery but needs some TLC.

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