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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Very large historical cemetery

Wow. Very impressive. Fourteen miles of roads. 200 acres. 350,000 permanent residents. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lillian D
Red Oak, Texas, United States
via mobile
Historic cemetery

This cemetery has the graves of people like Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas and his wife, John... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Very impressive. Fourteen miles of roads. 200 acres. 350,000 permanent residents. Lots of history here. Glad we went.

Thank Lillian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery has the graves of people like Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas and his wife, John Jacob Bausch, Henry Lomb, and many of the inventors and industrialists that lived in Rochester.

Thank nelylee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful water features, not boring and flat ... the hills and slopes make it a very enjoyable pretty walk through. Very peaceful. Seeing Susan B. Anthony's grave, the majestic mausoleums, all the old gravestones was very pleasant and enjoyable.

Thank Brennan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remarkable cemetery. I could have wandered through the enormous hills and valleys of this cemetery for several days. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time on this visit to do so. I will be back after doing research.

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history you will love mt hope cemetery. Famous people are buried there such as Frederick Douglas, Susan B Anthony to name a few. Definitely go the guided walking tours!

Thank kat050
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first municpal cemetary in the nation. There are more people buried there now than live in city now. Frederick Douglas and Susan B Anthony are buried here; plus plenty of other famous Rochesterians. It is a lovely place to walk, quiet with...More

Thank jimdel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between the natural beauty and the great history, this is one not to miss. Frederick Douglass, Susan B Anthony, and many other historical figures in a gorgeous setting.

Thank TravelinRobT
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Rochester, NY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a nice April day, I took my new wife to visit Mt Hope Cemetery. She is not from Rochester and it was nice to add to the history of the town she now lives and works. We visited the graves of famous families and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Mt. Hope Cemetery, in the City of Rochester, is am municipal resting place established in the 1830s across an enchanting spread of woods and hills created by glacial forces. Today, the cemetery has over 300,000 graves featuring just about every imaginable type of funerary design...More

Thank evanrochester
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We paid our respects to Frederick Douglass, the civil rights icon, author, and former slave, who is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, as is Susan B. Anthony. You can drive through and then walk to points of interest. Recommended for families with teens.

Thank JulieJones888
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Jane B
Can I use an electric scooter/wheelchair for a Guided tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery?
23 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.
When do the gates close on Saturdays?
20 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.