Mount Hope, as the nation’s first municipally-owned Victorian cemetery, is one of the most remarkable cemeteries in America. The dramatic topography formed by glacial forces provides its most striking character-giving features. The thousands of monuments and other man-made structures added since its opening in 1838 has resulted in a stunning 196-acre outdoor museum. Today, Mount Hope continues to be an active cemetery as well as Rochester’s most unique and valued green space.
Four seasons of splendor offers a peaceful oasis to Mount Hope visitors, as well as to the 350,000 permanent residents, who include Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. A sought after destination for photographers and history buffs, Mount Hope is listed in the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places as part of the local Mt. Hope/Highland Preservation District and the National Parks Services’ National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rochester trip simple and quick.
Mount Hope Cemetery Reviews
I have many family members resting here. It is a beautiful place for a walk, jog or drive in any season. It also has many famous Rochesterians that are also resting here. To mention a few they... more »
We went to see the grave of Susan B. Anthony, but the whole cemetary is very interesting. Check out the older part. more »
The Mt. Hope Cemetery is a must-see for any visitor to the Rochester area. Cemeteries especially old ones are unique in providing history and great photo opportunities. I enjoyed exploring this great facility and I had no trouble locating its two famous residents Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The short drive up the cobblestone road was a little hair raising for me though. I didn't want to mess up my new car's transmission. When you visit the Mt. Hope Cemetery don't forget your camera.
We visited to pay our respects to two inspiring and courageous people who are buried here - Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Their burial sites are modest they way they should be. The pinpointed locations here on Google Maps are pretty accurate so it wasn't very difficult for us finding them. They are a bit of a distance from each other so we got some good cardio workout in the process. You can also drive slowly along the cemetery road and park temporarily near the burial sites. Don't miss out on the statue of Mr. Douglass by the cemetery entrance.
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