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Mount Hope Cemetery

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Address: 1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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+1 585-428-7999
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08:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:30
Sat 09:00 - 12:00
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Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian...

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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A peaceful friendly place with a lot of history.

Worth a visit. My friend and I spent several hours walking, enjoying nature & bird calls, taking photos of interesting monuments & thinking about what stories might be behind some... read more

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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a visit. My friend and I spent several hours walking, enjoying nature & bird calls, taking photos of interesting monuments & thinking about what stories might be behind some of the older grave sites. I expect we'll be back again.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a place, the history is amazing here and the location is gorgeous. Love to walk or drive to see all the history it has to offer.

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Thank julie m
Westerville Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is HUGE!! You gotta see it. As far as cemetaries go you've never seen anything like this. Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass are buried here. Graves from 1857. Graves in the sides of hills! You gotta see to believe!

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Thank Carlcliff
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lot's of history. They have special events like a ghost walk. Susan B Anthony's grave gets lots of visitors on election day

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Richland, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Ten of us visited the cemetery this holiday weekend to see Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass' graves. The cemetery is quite large with nice walking paths. It is a beautiful location with great history. We enjoyed our time there.

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Thank SBHgirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Mount Hope cemetery has been in the news lately due to the pilgrimage of female voters placing stickers on Susan B Anthony's headstone and if you're in the area, it is a must stop. Easy to navigate and with maps accessible at the main entrance, Mount Hope is a wonderful way to spend a couple hours in Rochester. It is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have never been one to visit graveyards. Now that we live right across the street from Mount Hope Cemetary, I felt compelled to go and see some of the history it held. It is truly an amazing place. It is a beautiful slice of what America stands for. Buried next to the very rich are poor unmarked graves. Jews... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a beautiful place to walk. It honors those who have passed before us to visit. Artistry in the stone carvings. Gorgeous trees. Many reasons to spend some time here.

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Thank Valerie M
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to take a walk and and view a little history. We walked through the old part of the cemetery. Believe it or not it's very scenic.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is the resting place for many of Rochester!s Captains of industry as well as the founding father of the city.A very old and well preserved cemetery with guided tours available.Susan B. Anthony is also interred here.

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