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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Lovely and quiet. There are 196 acres. Many hills and beautiful ponds and fountains. The greaves... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New Bern, North Carolina
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It gives you a spooky feeling!

Just looking at this ground from the road does enough for me not to want to walk in. It's well kept... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bath, NY
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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 yesterday via mobile

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

Thank GmaSandra
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just looking at this ground from the road does enough for me not to want to walk in. It's well kept but very spooky. I live about 2 hours from it, but visit the hospital next to it often. And boy are there stories about...More

Thank Mrs_WJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short ride from Susan B Anthony's home... both she and her friend Frederick Douglass are buried here. I recommend getting a map of the cemetery before arriving so you can find their graves easily. We owe SBA an enormous debt of gratitude and it...More

Thank Pineapplepalm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful park like cemetery with rolling hills, stone paths and historical figures. I can spend hours here and never pass the same stone twice. Amazing for photo shoots year round and in any weather.

Thank juliewasson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Note: I am a cemetery enthusiast. I enjoy spending hours walking around looking at dates and feeling the history and atmosphere of days pasts. This cemetery ranks up there with Arlington for me. It's absolutely beautiful and has such a peaceful feel. Some of the...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cemetery with a ton of historical people buried there (Fredrick Douglas, Susan B Anthony.....etc) Great place to go on a run or walk as well. So peaceful! Keep in mind that you might see an occasional deer... They seen harmless!

Thank Ta L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come walk in peace as you take in all the breath-taking beauty that is Mt. Hope Cemetery. Sites such as Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglas can be located here.

Thank Bennyhanaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tour old cemeteries for their historic and artistic value. Mount Hope is a classic. Visit the graves of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, but walk around this cemetery to really get a sense of the scope of history and life in turn-of-the-century America.

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is history beyond counting in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, going back to its founding in 1838 and including many historical figures including Susan B. Anthony and, if you read the stones carefully, a number of Spiritualists from the time of the founding of that...More

1  Thank Diana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful old cemetery. Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglas are just two of famous people buried there. They offer guided walks and are well worth it.

Thank 105kathleeny
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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.