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“Gem a stones throw away”

Mount Hope Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 145 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We spent an hour viewing interesting tombstones and history including Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The wooded areas were divine on this 90+ degree day. We printed a map from the site and it was easy to get around. Could have spent hours. Planning to go back.

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Graves upon graves of people that we are suppose to be excited about. It is right across from the city's biggest hospital. What a wonderful site for those recovering in the hospital.

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

A walk through history, some of the trails could be in better repair although I understand that there is work commencing on repair. National historic landmark

Thank WJBDLB
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Frederick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, Bausch & Lomb and many other notable Rochester natives are buried here among the beautiful rolling hills. The Flower City Challenge Half-Marathon route meanders through the cemetery. A great way to see it!

Thank Heather_StoweRedBarn
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

This place is spectacular, my favorite place to visit in Rochester!

Thank coli0157
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