We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place to spend the day”

Mount Hope Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 143 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
A TripAdvisor Member
“Great place to spend the day”
Reviewed 7 May 2003

I grew up in Western NY and wandered around Mt. Hope as often as I could. The old victorian cemetary architecture is spectacular. The rolling green hills and overgrown trees make wandering around the cemetary a fantastical adventure. Mt. Hope should be savored and treasured by all who enter through it's gates! Every time I travel back to NY I try to get to Mt. Hope for the day. This cemetary has a place in my heart - as morbid as it sounds.

Helpful?
14 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

374 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    276
    84
    11
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first

Travellers who viewed Mount Hope Cemetery also viewed

 

Been to Mount Hope Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing