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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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My wife and I enjoy taking the special tours of the cemetary (generally held on weekends) that... read more

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Rochester, New York
Mount Hope Cemetary

This is a beautiful place for exercise, scenery, and a fresh air experience.The landscaping is... read more

Reviewed 3 days 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 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 good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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Reviewed today

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 days 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.

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 5 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 1 week 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 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.

Thank Rhapsodie M
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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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Reviewed 7 April 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

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Reviewed 7 April 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

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Barbara C
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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
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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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