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Mount Hope Cemetery
Ranked #3 of 145 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Visiting a cemetery is usually not on my must see list during a visit to any city. I had to visit Mount Hope Cemetery because it the resting place for two great Americans, Susan B Anthony and Fredrick Douglas. It was fall, trees were changing color and the visit was enjoyable and awesome.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

You can hardly miss the Cemetery while visiting the University of Rochester. It sits right in their backyard. Many of the students walk through as a cut through to their destination. The cemetery goes on for a couple miles. The stones are all white. It is an attractive Cemetery with some unusual stones and a few famous people buried on the grounds. We did not search for their stones but it is maintained well and does not detract from Strong Memorial Hospital or UR. It is kind of like a conversation piece for the city of Rochester. Lots of history and I'm sure some "spooky" tails that would make for an interesting tour!

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

It was raining the day we visited. No one else there but the grounds crew. Hard to find Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas graves. The trees were in their fall colors. Beautiful and peaceful visit. The cemetery just goes on and on.

Thank dlmorrow
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Okay. So visiting a cemetery may sound weird but this place is awesome! It is the largest cemetery I've ever seen. A great place to stroll through and look at history. And you have to stop at the office to get a map. Yes, you could get lost but on top of that, the lady working there is great. So friendly and excited to show you the cool things to check out. And take her advice. You'll be glad you did. I could come back here again and again and still discover new things to see. The monuments are exquisite.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I loved the winding roads through this very hilly old cemetery. It has some famous occupants: Bausch and Lomb (just a few tombs apart), Buffalo Bill Cody, and Susan B. Anthony, whose rather modest grave was decorated with many pebbles, flags and plants left by visitors. This is a classic19th-century cemetery with statues, many temple-shaped vaults, military burial areas, and beautiful old trees. One could easily spend several hours strolling around, or running through it.

Thank westmelrose
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