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Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
+1 585-428-7999
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Every person needs to see this classic Victorian cemetery

Haunting quiet beauty and statues 💀👻 graves of the famous. Hilly and picturesque. Memorial... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ava C
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Fairport, New York
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A Beautiful Park Setting and Resting Place that's Chock-full of History

I have visited Mount Hope Cemetery many, many times over the years. Sometimes for a fall walk just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eastender472
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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 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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haunting quiet beauty and statues 💀👻 graves of the famous. Hilly and picturesque. Memorial architecture mausoleums. A photographer’s dream.

Thank Ava C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Mount Hope Cemetery many, many times over the years. Sometimes for a fall walk just to enjoy the foliage. Sometimes on tours sponsored by the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery group for things like Twilight Tours, Bird Watching Tours, Abolitionist Tours, and...More

Thank Eastender472
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful walk through the cemetary, using a self-guided map offered at the main office. We found the main attractions easily (Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass) as well as lots of interesting other graves. It is unique in that it's very hilly...More

Thank Carness V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Highland Botanical garden & Conservatory, it was a very short drive over here. I drove right in and tried to find the resting places of Susan B Anthony or Fredrick Douglas to pay my respects, but didn't finf either and ended up...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

As an avid photographer I can come here over and over and never see the same areas twice! Many historically important people have been buried here and each area has a very different “vibe”. Great place to feel safe going for walk/hike alone. Fun to...More

Thank gelph94
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I have never had a y problems visiting a cemetery. I truly enjoy the history that they encapsulate. This cemetery has beautiful landscaping and is so well tend. Perfect for a nice quite walk. Then of course it's pretty neat when you can visit the...More

1  Thank Cynthia N
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

What a beautiful old cemetery, the first of this type, with winding roads and walking paths. The gravesites, statues and landscaping are all interesting, but the best part is the way people today are using it for walks, exercise (we saw a yoga class outside...More

1  Thank Ontheroadsince64
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Historic, scenic and relaxing environment in the heart of the city. Guided tours are scheduled it you can simply take a liesurly walk, bike ride, drive or run through the hilly landscape.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I walk here routinely with a friend and recently we invited another long term Rochesterian who had never been. She was impressed with the beauty, uniqueness and peace of walking here.

Thank Marilee3420
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Peaceful quiet and the trip here was unforgettable. Aside from all the other stoners, it was a journey like no other. This is one place you are likely to spend an eternity.

1  Thank STEVE P
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Barbara C
27 September 2017|
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Response from MJS922 | Reviewed this property |
My apologizes I just saw this question. Mount Hope conducts tours on Saturdays from April to October. I don’t think they have them in Sunday’s Because the office is closed on Sundays. They do have evening tours in October... More
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Jane B
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.
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Revgvw
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.
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