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Address: Highland Park, Rochester, NY

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Across the Street From Highland Park

In kind of an out of the way place, but a short walk across the street from Highland Park in the Highland Bowl upper part. Visiting is more to commemorate the man, rather then to... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Rochester, New York
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Hilton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have not been to see this statue in HIghland Park, Rochester, NY. The park is famous for it's Lilac Festival in the Spring.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

They often have live concerts in the bowl nearby and it ajoins Highland Parks with the largest collection of lilacs in the world.

Thank brodercf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Historic statue for Historic Icon of US History. The location of his historic July 5, 1852 speech. It is great to visit and look back to the places where history was made. We can still learn from experiences from long ago as they still can apply in some instances today.

Thank William B
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

In kind of an out of the way place, but a short walk across the street from Highland Park in the Highland Bowl upper part. Visiting is more to commemorate the man, rather then to see a statue.

Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is a statue honoring an important figure in black history. Being a resident in Rochester, gives us a significant person to be proud of in quest for equality. There is also an beautiful park, Highland Park with over 500 lilac bushes and a green house that has lovely displaysl

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

His role in fighting anti apartheid and his success is well highlighted. Ice skating ring nearby offers facility for winter sports . Nearby an open air theatre exists where budding artist perform during summer. A medium sized public library adjacent to it which book lovers enjoy visiting.

Thank Rajagekudi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

You really should go and honor one of the most famous African-Americans in history - a brilliant civil rights thinker, writer and activist. Rochester has quite a few of these historical places to stimulate thought and energize you for your own work on current justice issues.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Classic sculpture of one of Rochester's most famous citizens in a classy location. Overlooking the impressive Highland Bowl, this statue shares the area with the nearby bust-statue of the greeat German poet, Johann von Goethe.

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Pittsford, NY
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

The statue at the entrance to the park has been standing for a long time. It is very impressive. If you have an interest in Douglass, I'd encourage you to find the little park next to Susan B. Anthony's house where there are beautiful bronze statues of "Susan B" as she is known locally, and Frederick Douglass. They are seated... More 

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