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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Peaceful and historical

Beautiful, and interesting both geologically and historically. Burial place of Susan B. Anthony and... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Rochester, New York
History Abounds!

I've been to the Cemetery several times both as a teacher with school groups and to visit Susan B's... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Rochester, New York
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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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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

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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...More

Thank wbar2n
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
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...More

Thank CMercado-68
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...More

Thank LetsGoCapitals
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....More

Thank kwagmeister
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...More

Thank tandembkrs
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
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.

Thank johnme216
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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.

Thank M A
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Jane B
Can I use an electric scooter/wheelchair for a Guided tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery?
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.
When do the gates close on Saturdays?
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.