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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Mount hope cemetary

Lovely park like cemetery with winding roads and rolling hills....full of history throughout. Know... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan N
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Walking amongst the past.

An excellent example of a Victorian cemetery, Mount Hope Cemetery is a beautiful place to visit no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey F
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Rochester New York, United States
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely park like cemetery with winding roads and rolling hills....full of history throughout. Know to hold the graves of Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglas, many other well known folks throughout. The craftsmanship of memorials are amazing !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent example of a Victorian cemetery, Mount Hope Cemetery is a beautiful place to visit no matter what season. The resting place of not only Rochester N.Y.'s rich and famous but world famous people such as Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony. Kept in...More

Thank Jeffrey F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoy taking the special tours of the cemetary (generally held on weekends) that focus on different themes (sports, criminals, business, civil rights, etc.). Tours generally last about an hour. Bring good shoes and dress for the weather. You'll burn off some...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place for exercise, scenery, and a fresh air experience.The landscaping is great and there are some really old parts that have dates as far back as the 1600's.

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 5 June 2018 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 8 May 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 4 May 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 16 April 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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Barbara C
27 September 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
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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
20 December 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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