“one of the most remarkable Victorian cemeteries in America”
Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, founded in 1838, is the United States' first municipal rural cemetery. Situated on 196 acres (793000 m²) (0.3 square miles) of land adjacent to the University of Rochester on Mount Hope Avenue, the cemetery is the permanent resting place of over 350000 people. The annual growth rate of this cemetery is 500-600 burials per year. Mount Hope Cemeteryis 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.
It's a beautiful iconic old cemetery, and if you visit remember bring your camera because you're going to want to take some pictures. According to the legend the back right corner of the cemetery is supposedly haunted by the spirt of an unknown woman who has been seen on more than one occasion walking along the pathways. When she spots you usually she dissipates into nothing.
Beautiful old cemetery with lots of ghost stories attached. Of course, you don't need to be a paranormal investigator to appreciate the graveyard. Absolutely bring along a camera... this is a place you're going to want to photograph.
This gorgeous old cemetery is an incredible find with beautiful old headstones from the 19th century and huge iron gates at the entrance. A definite place to visit for the historian or ghost hunter alike!
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Mt Hope Cemetery
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