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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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Good place to walk or run

Lot's of history. They have special events like a ghost walk. Susan B Anthony's grave gets lots of visitors on election day

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot's of history. They have special events like a ghost walk. Susan B Anthony's grave gets lots of visitors on election day

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Richland, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten of us visited the cemetery this holiday weekend to see Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass' graves. The cemetery is quite large with nice walking paths. It is a beautiful location with great history. We enjoyed our time there.

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Thank SBHgirl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Hope cemetery has been in the news lately due to the pilgrimage of female voters placing stickers on Susan B Anthony's headstone and if you're in the area, it is a must stop. Easy to navigate and with maps accessible at the main entrance, Mount Hope is a wonderful way to spend a couple hours in Rochester. It is... More 

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

I have never been one to visit graveyards. Now that we live right across the street from Mount Hope Cemetary, I felt compelled to go and see some of the history it held. It is truly an amazing place. It is a beautiful slice of what America stands for. Buried next to the very rich are poor unmarked graves. Jews... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to walk. It honors those who have passed before us to visit. Artistry in the stone carvings. Gorgeous trees. Many reasons to spend some time here.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take a walk and and view a little history. We walked through the old part of the cemetery. Believe it or not it's very scenic.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the resting place for many of Rochester!s Captains of industry as well as the founding father of the city.A very old and well preserved cemetery with guided tours available.Susan B. Anthony is also interred here.

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Panama, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery has miles of roads and paths through it that are great for walking, running or biking. Each hill and turn opens up to another majestic view of trees, hill sides, paths, and just incredible views. Bring a camera and be prepared to take lots of pictures. Big attractions are the graves of Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglas.

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Thank Kevin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My recommendation is to have a tour guide. This cemetery has so much history to visit and know. To simply walk through is nice, but to hear about what, why, where and who is astounding!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Susan B Anthony's and Frederick Douglass' grave sites. Powerful emotions are evoked looking upon that sacred land. It's a beautiful cemetery. Very well kept. Many trees. Very old graves.

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