Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester

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  • What a beautiful old cemetery, the first of this type, with winding roads and walking paths. The gravesites, statues and landscaping are all interesting, but the best part is the way people today are ...  more »
  • Historic, scenic and relaxing environment in the heart of the city. Guided tours are scheduled it you can simply take a liesurly walk, bike ride, drive or run through the hilly landscape.  more »
  • I walk here routinely with a friend and recently we invited another long term Rochesterian who had never been. She was impressed with the beauty, uniqueness and peace of walking here.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful place to walk, incredible history, architecture, specimen trees and gardens. 200 acres to explore with family and friends. Dogs must be leashed.
  • I've always loved this cemetery for its history and beauty. It wasn't until yesterday, though, when we laid my mom to rest there that I was able to fully appreciate the service that Mt Hope provides. We scattered mom's ashes in the scattering garden, and leading up to that ceremony we had a wonderful experience with Lydia, the woman in the office. She was supportive and knowledgeable and made the whole thing so easy (which is saying a lit when you're dealing with the untimely death of a parent). On the morning of the service, the man who met us in scattering garden was very kind and allowed us to customize the ceremony as we needed. I feel a much stronger pull to visit Mt Hope now that I know the folks working behind the scenes are just as wonderful as the ambiance of the cemetery. And my family was so impressed with our experience that several of us are considering making arranges with Mt Hope ahead of time for our own cemetery needs. I highly recommend this cemetery both as a stunningly beautiful and well-maintained historical park, and as a wonderful and easy-to-access organization to help deal with the hardships of burial arrangements.
  • Took our second guided tour here, led by members of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. Well worth the nominal fee, these folks are experts not only in the history of the cemetery, but of our fair city, as well. They also help take care of the trees and plants inside the cemetery. It's free to walk/jog/run through this beautiful historical resource in downtown Rochester, but if you're looking to learn more about the "residents," the guided tours are well worth a few dollars' investment, especially when you know the money is put back into the cemetery in the form of public education and natural beautification. A+ Rochester landmark
  • Beautiful in every season and a great place to go for a run.
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