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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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Interesting, next to the university

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is an amazing cemetery with soon much history tucked into an artsy college area with great restaurants.....it is a place where I plan to take photos every season as each one is absolutely amazing.....especially the fall!! Also a perfect place to take a walk....so very peaceful and beautiful. Worth your time!

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love the atmosphere in the place. Very peaceful and filled with so much history of Rochester. It is well kept and protected. Enjoyed it

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mount hope cemetary is a beautiful place. It has stunning buildings and is very well kept. A nice place to take pictures and take a walk through the serene surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old and we'll maintained. Graveside service. Only negative was hard for older and disabled to get to grave as pretty far from parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite Rochester "haunts" I come here to run (hills or level roads) or walk the dog and it is peaceful and serene and full of history. Very well maintained park atmosphere, a really great place in the middle of an urban environment.

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

Wow this place is so beautiful. Worth the time to walk through or take a tour. So much history and beauty .

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

We like to walk through at least once a year, just to see the historic figures that were buried here, plus the hills and paths make it a good little work out.

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

They have several tours and it was interesting. I did one a couple weeks ago. $5. Tours usually Thurs evening and they center on different topics-local historic figures, famous folks pillars of Rochester etc.

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Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love spending moonlit evenings here. Nestled amongst the stones. The bats are everywhere, squeaking delightfully and getting caught in our hair. The favorite time to visit is, of course, Halloween! Hope to see you there, one way or another.

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