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Mount Hope Cemetery

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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One of my favorite places!

I've gone to Mt. Hope for years. I run there year round, and love the architecture and character of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom B
Victorian Gothic Style

I did some research in the AAA tour book and found this place. Huge - covering 200 acres. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've gone to Mt. Hope for years. I run there year round, and love the architecture and character of the monuments. I always find something new every time I go. There are stones that are absolutely astonishing! And I would live in the crematorium, if...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did some research in the AAA tour book and found this place. Huge - covering 200 acres. You can mostly drive around, but try to get a brochure from visitors center downtown for better navigation. Additionally the brochure gives you names of 70 famous...More

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 2 hours here last weekend looking for 5 ancestors. I knew the section and row for each, had researched the map and burial locations in advance, but only ended up finding the grave stones of 2. The headstone of my civil war ancestor...More

Thank VAbeachgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this cemetery for many burials over the years. I have many family members and friends at rest here. It has a calm and restful atmosphere. The grounds are kept up all year long.

Thank wendyaccorsosnyder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mount Hope Cemetary is a history lesson of Rochester NY. The monuments are spectacular and you'll often see people there with their cameras snapping away. There are several tours available that will highlight particular gravesites providing historical about the individual, the type of stone and...More

Thank greekbecky2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful for just a stroll (it's huge) and they also have tours. I want to try the mischief murder and mayhem tour!

Thank SoSummer5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The map is a must. Get there early to see as much as you can. I did have problems finding some of the resting spots. I wish there were better markings at intersections or close to popular people like you have for Frederick Douglass and...More

Thank Kat K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large cemetery with graves going back to at least the 19th century. Lots of decorative markers, sculptures and mausoleums. It is interesting to walk around and try to figure out stories based on scant information. We drove the car in and got out at...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Mount Hope cemetery is a great place to just walk around and check out the stones. Quite a few famous people are buried there. The overall layout of the park is a little hilly but is a good walk.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

The cemetery is fairly old. I enjoyed walking the grassy hills and trails. It was great to see the birds too.

Thank Rob C
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Barbara C
27 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy W |
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
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.
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.