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Mount Hope Cemetery

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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
Activities: Running
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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So I went here solely to find Frederick Douglass' grave.. i got lost and ended up walking 2 miles (according to my fitness tracker) trying to find this. First, where proper shoes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
MikiB7
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

So I went here solely to find Frederick Douglass' grave.. i got lost and ended up walking 2 miles (according to my fitness tracker) trying to find this. First, where proper shoes. I had on flip flops... big mistake... this is theeeee hilliest cemetery i have ever been in so much so this cemetery appears to be an exercise place.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

During the warmer seasons, Mt. Hope offers guided tours of this incredibly historic and lovely cemetery. Even if you go on your own, you will easily be able to appreciate this victorian resting place.

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Spencerport, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this is a great place to spend a day exploring. Great for hiking , jogging or walking. Very beautiful

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Mount hope cemetery is a must see if you live or stay by it when in Rochester. It has miles of paths through it, making it a great place to run. There are guided tours on the weekend to take you to famous graves of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas. So many of the graves are hundred plus years... More 

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Rochester, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went to Mount Hope cemetery for a guided tour. They have them once a month through Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. Our guide was Don Hall. Personally, I thought he was one of the best guides I've had. Funny, personable, and very knowledgeable in Rochester's history. Definitely something I would be interested in doing again.

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RIO RANCHO
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Even if you are not into genealogy or any family history, this is something that should be seen! Many from the rich & famous to the poor & well loved are buried here. There are more folks underground than are above ground in Rochester now. This is a well maintained and there are tours that are fun & informative. Be... More 

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Irondequoit, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This cemetery has so much history for this area it is amazing! It is taken care of by the grounds crew in a manor of caring that is rare to see nowadays and is topnotch. We have walked though here just to marvel at the artistic history of the headstones and have gone on a tour of who is where.... More 

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Logan, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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