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“Historical Cemetery”

Mount Hope Cemetery
Ranked #3 of 149 things to do in Rochester
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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 June 30, 2014

This is a cast cemetery in the heart of Rochester. It's peace and quiet encourage neighbors to stroll, run, or walk their pets. One day I found a card game under a shade tree by the Civil War Memorial! The Daughters of the American Revolution tend a Revolutionary War memorial, and the Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans tend to the Civil War monument. You will recognize many names from Rochester's history, such as Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, as well as Eastman and other manufacturing family names that made Rochester what it is today. Bring the kids and drive or stroll through a section or two of this grand old beauty.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful grounds. Lots of history. Very informative tour guides! Easy walking, some hills. People of all ages would be interested.

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Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of the best Victorian cemeteries in the US. Susan B Anthony, Frederick Douglass and other famous people are buried there. It is still in use. The statues are beautiful and reading the old headstones is fascinating. Especially beautiful in the fall.

Thank angeposs
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

An interesting place to get away from it all. Enjoy a stroll through history in this 175 year old cemetery. It's interesting to see the way people honored the dead, from huge crypts, to the tiniest of headstones. Susan B. Anthony, and Fredrick Douglass are buried here. The landscape, and roads make it an ideal place to hike, run, or bike.

Thank HMartin197
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I love all the fancy headstones and buildings that are nestled in this cemetery. Many hills adorn the landscape and small details in the nooks and cranny's of the hillsides are pleasant surprises. The Monster Scramble was great fun here.

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