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Mount Hope Cemetery

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Address: 1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
Phone Number: +1 585-428-7999
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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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Family is buried in there.

The cemetery is an older place with all sorts of beautiful Headstones and Statues. walk along the trees

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cemetery is an older place with all sorts of beautiful Headstones and Statues. walk along the trees

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is huge with lots and lots of winding roads. There is so much history to see and explore. Some areas are only accessible by foot, but a large portion can be seen while driving through. It is a popular place for people to go for a walk or run. There are also some geocaches that can be found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should preface this with the fact that I really like old cemeteries. I've been known to pull over if i spot a tiny, out of the way place with a few graves. Mount Hope is one of the best I've ever seen, beautifully landscaped, full of remarkable little treasures and impressive monuments. There are a number of graves of... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you love nature, headstones, or history this is one place you don't want to miss whether a first time visitor to the area or resident. So many interesting people and so much history in one place along with a great place to just take a walk. No matter the season this is a great place to visit and each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery has some of the most beautiful scenery to be had in a city full of beauty. Besides being able to visit the final resting places of both Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, this place is really more like a park. My dog and I have seen fox, deer, woodchucks and more variety of birds than can fit... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful hat day when we went for a walk. The grounds overall are well maintained but there are areas that need some mowing and work on stones BUT it is a large cemetery. It backs up to the U of R and can catch some glimpses of the river and college. There is so much history on... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took the north section tour on a hot Sunday. It was more than worth the effort. The cemetery is the final resting place of some important folks in US history. It is also geologically diverse, having many glacial formations. Admission is free, but the tour costs $5.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put on a pair of comfortable shoes, grab your camera and be prepared to take in this beautiful place. The cemetery was founded in 1838 and there are overv350,000 people buried here. Famous people are buried here (Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas) along with the not so famous. The cemetery is lovingly maintained by volunteers, who also take time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery is a must see when in the Rochester NY area. The history there Susan B Anthony ,Fredrick Douglas plus so many more. You could shoot a 1000 pictures and still have 1000,s more to take. The monuments just to look at their beauty and to think many were hand carved. I just wish I could have taken one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked through this, it had some beautiful areas for contemplation. Close to College Town and worth a visit.

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