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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
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08:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:30
Sat 09:00 - 12:00
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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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Gorgeous and peaceful

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... read more

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Rochester, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place, the history is amazing here and the location is gorgeous. Love to walk or drive to see all the history it has to offer.

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Westerville Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is HUGE!! You gotta see it. As far as cemetaries go you've never seen anything like this. Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass are buried here. Graves from 1857. Graves in the sides of hills! You gotta see to believe!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lot's of history. They have special events like a ghost walk. Susan B Anthony's grave gets lots of visitors on election day

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Richland, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Ten of us visited the cemetery this holiday weekend to see Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass' graves. The cemetery is quite large with nice walking paths. It is a beautiful location with great history. We enjoyed our time there.

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