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Mount Hope Cemetery

Address: 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY
Phone Number: 585-428-7999
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Running
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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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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 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Denver, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Lots of history - both of cemetery design and of the people 'resting' here - in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. I enjoyed visiting Susan B. Anthony's and Frederick Douglas's graves on a quiet, snowy day. You can stop in at the cemetery office for a helpful map.Guided walking tours are offered and I've heard they are good, and popular, but... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this cemetery is a refuge in the midst of the city, beautiful, peaceful, historical i visit it several times a year.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Visited the Mt. Hope Cemetery and was struck by the many beautiful and stately trees on the property. In particular, look for an enormous Copper Beech near the smaller of the two entrances. We only had time to explore a few areas of the cemetery. A great place to teach children about local history.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a wonderful place to take a walk or do a photography tour. In spring there are the lilacs to see, in fall the blazing color, and in winter the snow is a stunning backdrop to the chapel ruins, the mausoleums, and the unique architecture. Famous graves or cenotaphs include George Eastman (Kodak), Susan B Anthony, and Frederick Douglas.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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