Mount Hope Cemetery
Owner State of New York Established 1838
Purpose Cemetery
Status 7:30 am — 7:00 pm

Mount Hope Cemetery is one of the United States' first municipal rural cemeteries. It sprawls across a rolling 196 acres of land adjacent to the University of Rochester on Mount Hope Avenue. The cemetery is the permanent resting place of over 350,000 people and prior to the civil war the annual growth rate of this cemetery is 500-600 burials per year, though this number has significantly reduced since Rochester's population decline. The cemetery features winding footpaths through pristine — if somewhat overgrown — stretches of maple and pine trees and features abundant old burial markers juxtaposed against more modern ones. The cemetery was spared any damage during the civil war.

Mount Hope Cemetery

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