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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
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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Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY

This is an old, well-cared for cemetery with hills and a deep ravine along with trees, shrubs and flowers. Many well-known people from the area are interned here. Susan B Anthony... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is an old, well-cared for cemetery with hills and a deep ravine along with trees, shrubs and flowers. Many well-known people from the area are interned here. Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass are two of the national known individuals buried here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There is a nice tour through history for the many historical figures that are buried here. Make sure to wear sneakers or very comfortable foot wear since the terrain is a bit uneven at times but overall not a bad way to "kill" a few hours and learn some local history.

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Middletown, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Didn't spend a lot of time there, really went looking for one grave site, that of Frederick Douglass. But the grounds are pretty. You can get a map which tells you the numbered lots of burial sites. but don't expect it to be an easy task.

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Milford, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful grounds with interesting monuments and famous Rochester natives. Lovely place to sit and listen to music coming from nearby Lilac Festival.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Mt. Hope Cemetery is a journey through the history of Rochester set in a beautiful setting. It's a must see when visiting Rochester and walking distance from Highland Park.

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Utica, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Among Rochester's oldest and most historic cemeteries, Mount Hope is well worth a visit if this is something you enjoy doing, as we do. It's a beautiful example of a rural cemetery from the 19t century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a huge historic cemetery. Helpful that there is a flyer showing the location of the most notable gravesites. Amazingly beautiful setting - hills and trees - not flat, open land like many cemeteries.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

On Sundays at 2pm the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery conducts a tour of the cemetery for just $5 (there are other special tours on other days). This tour was on our list of things to do but we never got around to doing it despite the great reviews. Our tour guide did a great job of weaving history, botany... More 

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Montpelier, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I was in Rochester yesterday..July 26th 2015. My husband and I got to our hotel about 3:00 PM..just in time for him to watch the NASCAR race...I had wanted to stop at Mount Hope Cemetery and try to find Susan B Anthony's grave and just explore the grounds. It was beautiful...I was only there about 15 minutes when I drive... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

a beautiful plot of land in the heart of Rochester. Many historical persons buried here and you can spend many hours roaming the grounds and reading the old tombstones. The grounds are very well kept and a quiet (of course) to stroll.

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