The mission of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery is to optimize the cemetery's potential as a cultural resource through education, preservation and promotion of Mount Hope Cemetery's unique heritage.



Dedicated in 1838 in Rochester NY, Mount Hope is America's first municipal Victorian cemetery.

Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, the cemetery features more than 80 mausoleums, soaring Egyptian obelisks, winged angels of mercy, a Florentine cast-iron fountain, two stone chapels in Gothic Revival style, a Moorish gazebo, and infinitely varied tombstones marking 350,000 graves across 196 acres.


Mount Hope Cemetery is listed in:

    •    Mount Hope/Highland Preservation District, Rochester, NY
    •    New York State Register of Historic Places
    •    National Register of Historic Places
    •    National Park Services National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
    •    Erie Canalway National Corridor, as an Affiliate Site

and is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat and a historic site on Rochester's portion of the Genesee Riverway Trail.


MAILING ADDRESS
Please address mail correspondence to:
Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
P.O. Box 18713
Rochester, NY 14618-0713





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GUIDED WALKING TOURS
The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery offer general and special-theme guided walking tours throughout the year.

The 2017 regular public tour season continues through  October 29.
Visit the TOURS page for schedule and fee information.


TREE MANAGEMENT PLAN
FOR MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY


The City of Rochester and the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery are soliciting comment on draft recommendations for tree and woodland management at Mount Hope Cemetery. These recommendations were developed by Davey Resource Group as part of the ongoing development of a comprehensive Tree and Woodland Management Plan for the cemetery and can be downloaded HERE (PDF).


GENEALOGICAL SERVICES
Click on Genealogical Services to find request forms and information about  assistance offered by Friends volunteers.


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