Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, founded in 1838, is the first municipal cemetery in the United States. 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.Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rochester trip simple and quick.
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.
Mount Hope Cemetery reviews
Like many others, we stopped by to pay our respects to Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. It's a very large cemetery, and very hilly - we had bikes with us that only had one gear, so our dream.... more »
Despite the famous people that are buried here this is one beautiful cemetery. I love visiting these old historic place for the incredible artwork on the headstones. The area with all the trees and... 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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