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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY
585-428-7999
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Ranked #8 of 61 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Running
Owner description: Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, the... more » 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. « less
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Salem, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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69 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lots of great history here. But the Halloween Tour at night was pretty cool. I learned a lot about the history and it was fun walking around at night. Not good for people with disabilities. It's an old cemetery and not a lot of paved pathways.

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Bowie, Maryland
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53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of Rochester's best kept historical secrets. Great landscapes, tombs, monuments and head stones. Lots of walking and learning to be done.

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although I grew up in the Rochester area, I'd never visited this cemetery. It's the oldest municipal cemetery in the country and is the final resting place of Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and many others who were clearly influential in the community. Some of the monuments are huge and the family tombs are impressive. Through the doors of the... More

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to Rochester for a minor league baseball game and lucked into a real gem! Mt. Hope Cemetery was truly beautiful and fabulously historically interesting. Maps at the entry helped to locate final resting places of the famous and infamous. Suggestion: if you visit, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a good camera and something to document with!

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love the tours of the cemetery. You can get quite a history lesson by going on one of these tours. And it is more than likely things you probably won't find in the history books. Susan B. Anthony. Frederic Douglass. They are two of which you would find in a history book. Francis Tumblety..... look that one up :)

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What an amazing place to spend an afternoon. Full of history and oh so beautiful. It's like a park.Can't possibly see it all in one visit. Very well kept.

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19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

….and THIS one is fantastic. So full of history AND geologically marvellous as well. Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass - and over 300k other souls. Take the time. Visit.

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