Mount Hope Cemetery

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  • Address: 1133 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, United States
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5854287999
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids

Mount Hope Cemetery - Review

This beautiful cemetery is rather important for multiple reasons. For one, notable dignitaries such as Frederick Douglass, General E.G. Marshall, Margaret Woodbury Strong and Susan B Anthony have been laid to rest here. This was also USA’s first municipal cemetery. Its 350,000 graves have unusual groupings - veterans of specific wars, firefighters, Jews who passed away in poverty and so on. Geologically, it’s thought that that the land was covered in ice two miles thick about 12-14000 years ago. The left a remnant trail knowns as esker, today called the Indian Trail Avenue. As you walk through, check out the rather striking mausoleums and monuments - obelisks, temples, towers and statues. See the 1908 Civil War monument, the Defenders of the Flag. There is also an old catacomb system within the cemetery grounds. Over the course of the year the The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery organise various themed and general guided tours.

Mount Hope Cemetery Information

  • Guided tours meeting point (may be subject to change): South Cemetery Entrance, 1133 Mount Hope Ave., opposite the Distillery restaurant.
  • Permits are needed for professional photography and videography.

Mount Hope Cemetery Ticket Prices

  • Guided Walking Tours: $5. Free for under 16.

Mount Hope Cemetery Hours

Office Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Closed on Sunday.

How To reach Mount Hope Cemetery by Public Transport

  • Buses 23, 24, 50, 124 stop Mt Hope & Highland.
  • Buses 4X/48X, 23, 24, 28X/38X, 45, 45-47X/48X, 45-48X/4X, 45-51/13X, 45/51/47/48/1X, 45/51/47/48/34, 45/51/47/48/36X, 45X/51X/1X, 45X/51X/48X, 48, 50, 51X/38X stop Mt Hope & Elmwood.
  • Bus 19 stop Inter Campus & Library.

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TripHobo Highlights for Mount Hope Cemetery

  • Mount Hope Cemetery Address: 1133 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, United States
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Contact Number: +1-5854287999
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Timing: 07:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Mount Hope Cemetery(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mount Hope Cemetery: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Hope Cemetery

  • 38.98% of people who visit Rochester include Mount Hope Cemetery in their plan

  • 38.46% of people start their Mount Hope Cemetery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mount Hope Cemetery

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Hope Cemetery

People normally club together Frontier Field and Geva Theatre Center while planning their visit to Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester Reviews

  • Mount Hope Cemetery is quite unique, and it's more than just a graveyard. They offer different types of tours depending on the season. In October, you get a tour of the cemetery at certain spots at night, light up by tiki torches. This tour is always sold out! Cemetery is also home to the graves of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, which are all easy to find. This cemetery also has unique landscapes formed by glaciers which really makes it completely different than any other cemetery.

  • Not your average cemetery! The locals seem to take full advantage of the steep hills, smoothly paved winding roads and eye capturing fountains (pond included). At this Cemetery-Park you'll find cyclists, runners, skateboarders, cute babies in strollers, site seers, university students, power walkers... Or you just may run into someone doing push ups or meet a beautiful husky with icy blue eyes like we did... Oh yeah not to mention the history making, trailblazing Rochestarians who now rest here.

  • This site is absolutely stunning and offers some of the most beautiful resting places in the state. Many of the graves remain untouched and as they were over 100 years ago. The cemetery offers many differeny kinds of burials and even erected a garden for friends to scatter the ashes of their loved ones.

  • Beautiful and peaceful Victorian style cemetery. Our Indian trail goes straight through it on high ridges that were created by glacial melting and erosion. Great place just for a peaceful stroll and exploration of historic structures and geographic change. This cemetery once had several ponds. But now only one remains and is called Sylvan Waters. Very sentimental and historic place to explore, learn, get peace of mind, and rest your loved ones if you so choose.

  • Most beautiful and historical resting place in Rochester: Colonel Rochester, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, Sibley Family + many aristocratic surnames. Immigrants from Germany, UK, and other parts of the world are buried here.

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