Mount Hope Cemetery

Picture of many graves in Mount Hope Cemetery Picture of many graves in Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery is the United State's first municipal Victorian cemetery. It has 196 acres and over 350,000 graves from the 1800s to the modern day. The landscape was created by a glacier and a visitor can see an esker, kettles, and kames in the beautiful parklike landscape. Visitors can find the graves of Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, and Nathaniel Rochester along with many other prominent people from the Rochester Area. It is a certified wildlife habitat and it is full of history and artwork. There is a Civil War section with a monument and cannons and a Revolutionary War Monument commemorating the Groveland Ambuscase in 1779. The cemetery contains cobblestone streets, many mausoleums, a Florentine cast-iron fountain, a Gothic gatehouse, a Moorish gazebo, statuary, and a diverse arboretum. Informative tours with various themes are given in spring, summer, and fall and they include an evening torchlight tour in late October.

Address: 1133 Mount Hope Ave. Rochester, NY 14620

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