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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Stroll Through History

This is a relaxing location with much interesting architecture, landscape, and history to absorb... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nancy F
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Rochester, New York
Beautiful & hisoric place to walk

Miles of paved roads are perfect for walking, running, or cycling. Various terrain offers flat or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Freespirit134
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Rochester, New York
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a relaxing location with much interesting architecture, landscape, and history to absorb. Easy to access via car, bike, bus, or Uber

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Miles of paved roads are perfect for walking, running, or cycling. Various terrain offers flat or hilly options, with paved or cobblestone roads and grassy trails. Graceful old trees offer shade under their canopy, and there's a reflecting pond with fountains that provides the peaceful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the cemetery many times over the years. Joined the friends of Mt. Hope and taken many guided tours in addition to my own meanderings .i highly recommend a visit. Especially a guided one. So many interesting residents, the landscape is gorgeous and...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

In the 19th century there were no public parks, so on Sunday (it was the era of the 6 day work week) people would stroll through and picnic in cemeteries, landscaped in a pastoral image of heaven. Mt Auburn in Cambridge, MA; Greenwood in Brooklyn;...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This next to one of the Route 15's that take you straight to downtown Rochester, but the place is S.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Haunting quiet beauty and statues 💀👻 graves of the famous. Hilly and picturesque. Memorial architecture mausoleums. A photographer’s dream.

Thank Ava C
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

I have visited Mount Hope Cemetery many, many times over the years. Sometimes for a fall walk just to enjoy the foliage. Sometimes on tours sponsored by the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery group for things like Twilight Tours, Bird Watching Tours, Abolitionist Tours, and...More

1  Thank Eastender472
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We had a wonderful walk through the cemetary, using a self-guided map offered at the main office. We found the main attractions easily (Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass) as well as lots of interesting other graves. It is unique in that it's very hilly...More

1  Thank Carness V
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

After visiting the Highland Botanical garden & Conservatory, it was a very short drive over here. I drove right in and tried to find the resting places of Susan B Anthony or Fredrick Douglas to pay my respects, but didn't finf either and ended up...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

As an avid photographer I can come here over and over and never see the same areas twice! Many historically important people have been buried here and each area has a very different “vibe”. Great place to feel safe going for walk/hike alone. Fun to...More

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Barbara C
September 26, 2017|
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PUBLIC TOURS: NORTH SECTION Sundays at 2 pm: April 30 - October 29 Federal Holidays at 2 pm: Memorial Day (Monday, May 29), Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4), Labor Day (Monday, September 4). This foundational tour is a... More
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Jane B
June 22, 2016|
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Response from maureenm248 | Reviewed this property |
Probably in most areas~but would suggest caution. Some of the best monuments need you to walk on grassy areas to be seen.
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Revgvw
December 19, 2015|
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Response from Joyce J | Reviewed this property |
Check with office and ask if a docent is agailable, it's worth it to get geography and historical info. One crypt has Tiffany windows.
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