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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY
585-428-7999
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Ranked #8 of 60 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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Skipton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A leaflet showing location of significant is impossible to follow, the on site map is even worse. No idea of scale or location, and no one to ask.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful cemetery with markers to the graves of Susan B. Anthony, leader of the women's movement, as well as Frederick Douglass, leader of the abolitionist movement. Beautiful and serene.....pleasant end to the day.

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very beautiful, peaceful place. Anyone interested in history would enjoy a tour. The statues are amazing.

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Central NYS
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a cast cemetery in the heart of Rochester. It's peace and quiet encourage neighbors to stroll, run, or walk their pets. One day I found a card game under a shade tree by the Civil War Memorial! The Daughters of the American Revolution tend a Revolutionary War memorial, and the Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans tend to... More

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful grounds. Lots of history. Very informative tour guides! Easy walking, some hills. People of all ages would be interested.

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of the best Victorian cemeteries in the US. Susan B Anthony, Frederick Douglass and other famous people are buried there. It is still in use. The statues are beautiful and reading the old headstones is fascinating. Especially beautiful in the fall.

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

An interesting place to get away from it all. Enjoy a stroll through history in this 175 year old cemetery. It's interesting to see the way people honored the dead, from huge crypts, to the tiniest of headstones. Susan B. Anthony, and Fredrick Douglass are buried here. The landscape, and roads make it an ideal place to hike, run, or... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I love all the fancy headstones and buildings that are nestled in this cemetery. Many hills adorn the landscape and small details in the nooks and cranny's of the hillsides are pleasant surprises. The Monster Scramble was great fun here.

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Rochester, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

No matter what time of year you visit, this place is hauntingly beautiful. It has a rich history - a lot of Rochester's founders and natives are buried here - and amazing views. It is situated amongst rolling hills, filled with old tombstones, crypts, and natural trees and plants that seem to be perfectly placed. I would highly recommend a... More

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Brockport, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Designed by Olmstead, this cemetery combines historical interest with some very beautiful scenery. It's a great place to wander, by car or on foot. One of the few real treasures in Rochester.

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