Upon special request, we have scheduled a field trip to Mount Hope Cemetery. This 90-minute walking tour will be led by a guide from the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery.

America's First Municipal Victorian Cemetery

Formed by glaciers, Mount Hope Cemetery's landscape features high hills and deep valleys, winding eskers and deep kettles. Since the cemetery's dedication in 1838, a third of a million people have taken permanent residence in this 196-acre site. In this historic cemetery you will find stately mausoleums dug deep into hillsides and myriad examples of Victorian funerary art reaching toward the heavens. Stone, bronze, and zinc monuments include soaring Egyptian obelisks, miniature Greek temples (one sleeps 20 with a lot of dancing room left over), winged angels of mercy, draped urns and broken columns, Gothic towers, and sculptures of everything from Christian saints to favorite pet dogs. They all gloriously decorate more than 350,000 graves that send a mighty chorus of hope heavenward. In spring and fall, Mount Hope becomes a stopover for migratory birds. In summer, a high 1875 Florentine fountain cascades water from lions' mouths down through three basins held up by cast-iron caryatids.

The tour will be held rain or shine and involves 1-1.5 miles of mostly paved roadways with occasional hilly areas. There is no fee; attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs.

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October 19 2022

3:00pm
2022-10-19 19:00:00 2022-10-19 19:00:00 UTC System Field Trip: Mount Hope Cemetery Upon special request, we have scheduled a field trip to Mount Hope Cemetery [1]. This 90-minute walking tour will be led by a guide from the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery [2]. /America's First Municipal Victorian Cemetery/ /Formed by glaciers, Mount Hope Cemetery's landscape features high hills and deep valleys, winding eskers and deep kettles. Since the cemetery's dedication in 1838, a third of a million people have taken permanent residence in this 196-acre site. In this historic cemetery you will find stately mausoleums dug deep into hillsides and myriad examples of Victorian funerary art reaching toward the heavens. Stone, bronze, and zinc monuments include soaring Egyptian obelisks, miniature Greek temples (one sleeps 20 with a lot of dancing room left over), winged angels of mercy, draped urns and broken columns, Gothic towers, and sculptures of everything from Christian saints to favorite pet dogs. They all gloriously decorate more than 350,000 graves that send a mighty chorus of hope heavenward. In spring and fall, Mount Hope becomes a stopover for migratory birds. In summer, a high 1875 Florentine fountain cascades water from lions' mouths down through three basins held up by cast-iron caryatids./ The tour will be held rain or shine and involves 1-1.5 miles of mostly paved roadways with occasional hilly areas. There is no fee; attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs. [1] https://www.cityofrochester.gov/visitmounthope/ [2] https://fomh.org/ 1133 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
1133 Mt Hope Ave Rochester, NY 14620