Mount Hope Chapel at south entrance with falling snow 
Winter Tours of Mount Hope Cemetery Offer Unique Escape from Cabin Fever!

In 2020, the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery will offer three opportunities to experience the beauty of the cemetery in winter with Saturday guided tours, 60-90 minutes long, on January 25, February 22, and March 28.

The tours will begin at 11 am at the south cemetery entrance, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue, opposite The Distillery restaurant. Admission is $10/person; free for members of the Friends of Mount Hope.

The tour route is entirely on flat, paved roads that are routinely plowed by cemetery staff. In addition to general information about Mount Hope, tours will include stops at the graves of famous suffragist Amy Post; and Edward Crone, who served in World War II with author Kurt Vonnegut and was the model for Vonnegut's "Billy Pilgrim" character. The cemetery's newest mausoleum and an impressive monument erected by the Union Pacific Railroad are also on the tour.

Votercade 2020 Logo
Mark your calendar! Votercade 2020
will arrive at Mount Hope Cemetery on July 25, 2020!

Mount Hope Cemetery is a site partner of Votercade 2020, a program of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.


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

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  2020 Logo SBA Because of Women Like Her

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Visit our CALENDAR for a quick scan of upcoming tours and events.

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snowy scene featuring north entrance on Mount Hope ave.
Photo Credit Don Hall

Saturday, February 29, 2020

12 Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Drop-in Style Meet & Greet
Gate House, North Cemetery Entrance
791 Mount Hope Avenue

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Friends of Mount Hope, 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, and 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Help make the 2020 season our best ever! We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as:

    •    Tour Guides
    •    Reception Desk & Admissions Volunteers
    •    Tour Guide Assistants

There is something for everyone!

Come to our informational Open House to learn more about the variety of volunteer opportunities available at Mount Hope Cemetery with the Friends of Mount Hope. Volunteer applications will be available. Volunteer staff will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss training, and show you around!

monument lit by sunrise

Winter Speaker Series Central Library of Rochester & Monroe Co.


Six programs will be presented, each on the second Saturday of the month, January - June.
Visit the Events page for a complete list of programs.

Visit our DONATIONS PAGE to see how you can benefit the Friends each time you make a purchase through Amazon.

Click on Genealogical Services to find information about  assistance offered by Friends volunteers.

blue sky and mount hope treesTREES OF MOUNT HOPE
Interested in Mount Hope Cemetery's trees? Hop on the plantsmap website ( -- a website that hosts botanical collections) and search "fomh".  Then navigate to different plants and collections  identified in the cemetery. more...