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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Fredrick Douglas & Elizabeth Cady Stanton Graves

Wonderful find in the older section of the cemetery near Mt. Hope Avenue. Well maintained. You... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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People are dying to be there!!

Great tours and many Rochester notables...! The entire area is a who's who of Rochester icons and... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful find in the older section of the cemetery near Mt. Hope Avenue. Well maintained. You need to consult the map to find these graves. Paths to the graves are well marked once you are in the right section of the cemetery.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tours and many Rochester notables...! The entire area is a who's who of Rochester icons and industrialists. Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas and many others are there. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, this cemetery features more than 80 mausoleums, soaring...More

Thank angeloa489
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Saturday morning tours are very informative. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, and have a lot of stories to tell of the people that are buried there.be prepared for a lot of walking and some hilly areas in on even sidewalks due to tree...More

Thank MJS922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery cover acres and acres in the city of Rochester. We go there 3 or 4 times year. You can walk or drive . It is not a one day walk . Their are civil war graves world war one Spanish American war graves...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did you know that people are just dying to get in this place! When they do get here, they stay forever!

Thank cmorri15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A walk through history with Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The sculpture is beautiful & the scenery in October is simply gorgeous.

Thank jasminekitty2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt. Hope Cemetery is located in the City of Rochester at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues. It has significant people (Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass) buried there, and is in active use today as a burial ground for local Rochester area...More

Thank tpr244
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove around the cemetery to see the variety of tombstones. It is a very hilly cemetery with one lane roads, so we were lucky that no other cars were going the opposite direction. The cemetery began in the 1850s so there are many old...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had long wished to visit the grave of Susan B. Anthony, and did so yesterday for the first time. There are markers that help guide you to the headstone. Not so for Frederick Douglass' headstone, in the same cemetery, a short walk away. Get...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely and quiet. There are 196 acres. Many hills and beautiful ponds and fountains. The greaves are very old.

Thank GmaSandra
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Jane B
22 June 2016|
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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.
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.