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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
08:30 - 15:30
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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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Moving and Beautiful

This cemetery is massive, majestic, and wondrous. The architecture and history found within its boundaries is nothing short of inspiring.

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This cemetery is massive, majestic, and wondrous. The architecture and history found within its boundaries is nothing short of inspiring.

Thank Kimberly D
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautiful, and interesting both geologically and historically. Burial place of Susan B. Anthony and many of her family.

Thank DancerWriter
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've been to the Cemetery several times both as a teacher with school groups and to visit Susan B's grave on election day. The staff and docents are full of knowledge and willing to help out answering questions and directing you so you can make the most of your time there. I learn something new every time I go!

Thank wbar2n
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I live nearby and go running there frequently. Don't miss this wonderful place! Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass are buried there. There are many other interesting sights as well, including wonderful memorials to firefighters (including their horses and dogs) and armed forces.

Thank Gloria B
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

12,000 years ago, what is now Rochester, NY^ was under more than a mile of glacier ice. As it melted and withdrew it left behind a dazzling array of moraines, eskers, and drumlins that eventually became the 200 acre muncipal cemetery in 1838, and is the oldest existing Victorian Cemetery in the nation. Among its rolling hills and woodlands are... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had a little time to kill and we're staying near Mt. Hope. I grew up in Rochester and I'm not sure I'd ever been in the cemetery. I've been all around the outside and I don't think I realized how huge it is. It's enormous - you can spend a little or a lot of time inside. You also... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Mt. Hope cemetery is a beautiful, old final resting place. This one is known for a few of its residents, Susan B.Anthony and Frederick Douglass to name a few, but the purpose of our visit was to pay respects to my grandparents and great grandmother. My uncle was with us to locate their graves -- but visitors looking for someone... More 

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Rochester, NY
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Election Day 2016 I, along with over other 3000 voters visited the grave site of Susan B. Anthony to honor her life given to obtain the right to vote for women. As important is the site of the grave of Frederick Douglass. Many opportunities to get in on a walking tour of the cemetary. I have visited this cemetary probably... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Have visited many times to pay respects, relax or just enjoy the peaceful surrounding. Thoroughly enjoy themed tours the Society offers. Well worth planning if you're into local history.

Thank Kim N
Rochester, United States
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I go there at least 3 times a year to walk around and take pictures. Lots of history with the Susan B Anthony family grave, Fredrick Douglas gave and of course almost all of Rochester 'OLD' money.

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