Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester

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Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, founded in 1838, is the first municipal cemetery in the United States. It is the burial site of Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass. Situated on 196 acres (79 ha) of land adjacent to the University of Rochester on Mount Hope Avenue, the cemetery is the permanent resting place of over 350,000 people. The annual growth rate of this cemetery is 500-600 burials per year.

The cemetery hosts the sculpture Defenders of the Flag, a Civil War monument made in 1908 by the American sculptor Sally James Farnham. In 2018 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • This was a wonderful cemetery to visit, not only for it’s history, but also its beauty. We rode through this huge cemetery looking for Susan B. Anthony’s grave. Everything is very well marked and the....  more
    This was a wonderful cemetery to visit, not only for it’s history, but also its beauty. We rode through this huge cemetery looking for Susan B. Anthony’s grave. Everything is very well marked and the....  more »
  • Be sure to visit the grave of Frederick Douglass. Lots of civil-war-era graves, peaceful, historic, quiet. 
    Be sure to visit the grave of Frederick Douglass. Lots of civil-war-era graves, peaceful, historic, quiet.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place filled with so many stories and rich history. It's beautiful and peaceful. Worth a tour, and definitely support the Friends of Mt Hope Cemetery. Their historic walks are worth the ticket cost, and the guides are very knowledgeable. I was here with my sisters for a Twilight walk, and I'd recommend attending one or two.
  • This is a nice place to take an afternoon walk. I liked the architectural details on the monuments and the buildings. The craftsmanship is top-notch. When they built things they really made them to last. They have done a great job with maintaining the nature element of the cemetery too. Many of the trees were large and looked like they have been there forever. We didn't have a lot of time so we only went through part of the place. I would like to visit again in the future and explore the rest of the grounds. I enjoyed what I saw and would recommend this place to others. Overall, a very pretty and relaxing place.

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