Mount Hope Cemetery Rochester NY

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Since my wife and I are casual Taphophiles (A taphophile is someone who takes an interest in cemeteries, tombstones, or memory of past lives), the Mount Hope Cemetery was definitely on our list when we had our long weekend road trip to the Finger Lake region of New York State. Mount Hope Cemetery, one of the most remarkable Victorian cemeteries in America, is a magnificent 196 acres of lofty hills and picturesque valleys created by glaciers and transformed into a beautiful historic cemetery. A diversified forest of trees forms an arboretum shading thousands of marble, bronze, and granite monuments. The cemetery is a veritable museum of funerary sculpture and mausoleums spanning more than a century and a half.  Founded in 1838, is one of the United States’ first municipal rural cemeteries, notable burials at Mount Hope include Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas.

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The Fountain outside the Main Gatehouse, we were hoping for more fall color when we were there but were about 2-3 weeks early, or maybe the leaves just changed late! 

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There were interesting scenes throughout the cemetery as we explored including the grave of Susan B Anthony.

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  1. Ah, old cemeteries, they are pretty cool and the scenes you’ve displayed here make this one rank right up there! Love the fountain image and the inconsistent tombstones!

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