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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY
585-428-7999
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Ranked #5 of 43 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Running
Owner description: Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Running
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: 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, featuring 82 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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Rochester, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The cemetery is located on a serious of glacial remnant hills and valleys. It is a fantastic spot for bird watching, geological explorations, history hunting (don't miss Susan B Anthony and Frederic Douglas' graves), and old tomb spotting.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My daughter had her wedding ceremony here in September by the fountain. Beautiful. Perfect place for pictures and emplyees so helpful.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It must be the most unique cemetery in the country with it's rolling hills (Drumlins& Kettles), ponds, alleys, stunning sculpture. At every turn, the landscape is unique. Many famous and infamous people were buried there, Suffragette Susan B. Anthony and Freedom Fighter Frederick Douglass, and Photography Philanthropist George Eastman I visit an ancestor who died in the 1800's and was... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the oldest operational existing cemetaries in the United States. Susan B. Anthony is buried there amongst many other famous people. They give wonderful tours on the weekends and special tours during different holiday seasons which is great! If you are in Rochester, it's worth just taking a walk through such a historic place! You will not... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is one of the Nation's largest cemeteries, so visit their office for a map or research it online before you go. Terrain is varied and you will want to wear appropriate shoes if you venture off the main path. It is very old and interesting, especially if you can recognize family names of many historic persons buried here.

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Bozeman, Montana
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

To stroll the quiet and lovely grounds at Mount Hope Cemetery is an enjoyable walk through history. It covers a lot of ground and can be a bit hilly, so wear comfortable shoes.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

worth visiting and know the history of a few legends. Well maintained and guide service is good. some one suggested to me not to go alone as it was not safe .

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Salem, Oregon
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

While visiting family in Rochester, they invited my wife and I to this marvelous cemetery. I'm a history buff, so when they told me we would see the grave sites of the great Mr. Douglass and Ms. Susan B. Anthony I was thrilled. One could spend hours or days meandering among century-old tombstones. I will return next time we're in... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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79 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a great side trip stop that we made while in Rochester. This cemetery was absolutely beautiful, having both old and new tombstones, and is quite large. Two neat graves we came upon were Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass. There were many large stones and mausoleums that were amazingly built, some even into the side of hills. A... More 

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Massena, New York
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful many acre cementary, seemed to go on and on, a lot of old stones, pretty scenery ....a very nice neighborhood in Rochester....lots of old trees

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