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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Interesting cemetery

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rob C
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Rochester, New York
A walk through history

This isn’t just a cemetery. It is a beautiful park like setting full of nature and works of art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
easton996
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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%
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  • Terrible1%
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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn’t just a cemetery. It is a beautiful park like setting full of nature and works of art, things you just don’t see today. The mausoleums, the monuments. Nathaniel Rochester and Susan B Anthony are interred there.

Thank easton996
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Hope Cemetery, one of the most remarkable Victorian cemeteries in America. From, the civil war, human rights, inventors, athletes, musicians and artistes are all laid to rest.

Thank Ralph T
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 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 !

Thank Susan N
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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 21 June 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 17 June 2018 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

Thank FoxJT
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Barbara C
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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
19 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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