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Mount Hope Cemetery

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This was great! Vevery interesting. The artwork of some of the headstones was beautiful. If we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laura C
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Littleton
Very big and very interesting

I went to the adjacent U of R, and as a runner, spent a lot of time in the cemetery. It really is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trimess
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was great! Vevery interesting. The artwork of some of the headstones was beautiful. If we had more time I would have taken a guided tour.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the adjacent U of R, and as a runner, spent a lot of time in the cemetery. It really is beautiful in spots though. Mt. Hope is the largest urban cemetery in the US (or so we were told). The northern end...More

Thank trimess
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly, Mount Hope Cemetery is one of the most beautiful, natural cemeteries I've visited. The topography is curved with hills and valleys, and grave sites are oftentimes nestled among century-old trees. Seeing the resting places of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas was humbling.

Thank jbach1021
Reviewed 1 week ago

But amazing history and ambiance. This would be a place to visit time and time again. Seems like there are special events hosted which if you are a local, I envy you being able to enjoy. Cool, cool place.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An historic cemitarty worth reading more about before you visit its a great walk. Famous people are chere including the grave of Susan B. Anthony!

Thank Robert Bruce L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cemetery with much history and story of revolutionary soldiers graves and monuments cared and tended by the cemetery association and Daughters of American Revolution- Irondequoit Chaptet

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 10 September 2018

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 29 August 2018

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 27 August 2018 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.

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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
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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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