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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  • Stunning tome stones and sculptures showcasing incredible artistry and craftsmanship. There are so many wonderful stories woven into this place; some sombre or macabre but others beautiful, funny and....  more
    Stunning tome stones and sculptures showcasing incredible artistry and craftsmanship. There are so many wonderful stories woven into this place; some sombre or macabre but others beautiful, funny and....  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
    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 »
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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.
  • One of those gorgeous old cemeteries filled with the weight of history. Good to see the final resting places of luminaries like Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass, but also rewarding to walk through the old stones and trees.

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