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Mount Hope Cemetery

Opens in 30 min: 08:30 - 15:30
Open today: 08:30 - 15:30
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This is an interesting cemetery for it's history of those who are buried there plus it is a lovely... read more

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Jaren M
Rochester, New York
Interesting and historical

Mt. Hope cemetery is a serene and interesting place to visit. It is hilly at the entrance but... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
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...more
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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an interesting cemetery for it's history of those who are buried there plus it is a lovely Victorian Park with many mature trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jaren M
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Mt. Hope cemetery is a serene and interesting place to visit. It is hilly at the entrance but there are a number of monuments that make the cemetery unique.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank uvarobin1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I've lived in Rochester for over 30 years. Visited for a long hike with the dog. The landscape and monuments are wonderful. As others note, the older, hilly section is the most interesting. I'll be going back.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cantstopthemusic
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This was great! Vevery interesting. The artwork of some of the headstones was beautiful. If we had more time I would have taken a guided tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I went to the adjacent U of R, and as a runner, spent a lot of time in the cemetery. It really is beautiful in spots though. Mt. Hope is the largest urban cemetery in the US (or so we were told). The northern end...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank trimess
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Truly, Mount Hope Cemetery is one of the most beautiful, natural cemeteries I've visited. The topography is curved with hills and valleys, and grave sites are oftentimes nestled among century-old trees. Seeing the resting places of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas was humbling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbach1021
Reviewed 8 October 2018

But amazing history and ambiance. This would be a place to visit time and time again. Seems like there are special events hosted which if you are a local, I envy you being able to enjoy. Cool, cool place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marjohnal
Reviewed 2 October 2018

An historic cemitarty worth reading more about before you visit its a great walk. Famous people are chere including the grave of Susan B. Anthony!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert Bruce L
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cemetery with much history and story of revolutionary soldiers graves and monuments cared and tended by the cemetery association and Daughters of American Revolution- Irondequoit Chaptet

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nina B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I've gone to Mt. Hope for years. I run there year round, and love the architecture and character of the monuments. I always find something new every time I go. There are stones that are absolutely astonishing! And I would live in the crematorium, if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom B
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Barbara C
27 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy W |
PUBLIC TOURS: NORTH SECTION Sundays at 2 pm: April 30 - October 29 Federal Holidays at 2 pm: Memorial Day (Monday, May 29), Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4), Labor Day (Monday, September 4). This foundational tour is a... More
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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.