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Our Services at Mount Hope

At Mount Hope we are committed to providing customers with innovative interment and cremation options to meet current and future needs.  The cemetery offers unique traditional ground burial sites for both full body and cremated remains among its 196 acres of forest, niches in free-standing columbaria to hold cremated remains, and designated gardens for the scattering of cremated remains. Private family estates for burial lots or the construction of private mausoleum, columbaria and crypts are also available.  Estates afford the ability to personalize a space including placement of benches and landscaping.

Pre-planning at Mount Hope

The death of a loved one is a tragedy every household will unfortunately experience at one time or another. Most families will find themselves emotionally and financially unprepared to deal with the decision-making and costs of a death in the family if they have not planned ahead. Planning is a gift of love. By planning, your family will be spared the stressful and emotional task of making final arrangements for you on one of the worst days of their lives. Learn more about the benefits of pre-planning and how we can assist you with making arrangements.

Burial Options 

Traditional Ground BurialsAt Mount Hope we offer traditional ground burial sites for full body interments or cremated remains in a beautifully landscaped environment.Mount Hope Traditional Burial Brochure
 Free Standing Columbariums
& Scattering Garden
At Mount Hope we offer free standing columbariums and scattering gardens as a burial option for those who opt for cremation services. Our columbariums and scattering gardens serve as an option to memorialize and pay tribute to your loved ones. Mount Hope Cremation Columbarium & Scattering Garden Brochure
Green BurialsMount Hope is certified as hybrid burial grounds by the Green Burial Council . The cemetery offers a designated green burial section, the  Garden of Renewal, which is set within the historic landscape of the cemetery and the choice for green burial anywhere in the cemetery. Green burial returns a person to the earth in a simpler fashion as remains may not be embalmed with toxic chemicals, caskets or burial shrouds must be made from biodegradable materials, and no vault or outer container is used in the burial.  Home wakes, public visitations, church, funeral and graveside services are options that may be arranged within the time frame green burial allows.                                             Garden of Renewal for Green Burials Brochure
Private Family EstatesLooking for a more personal, private burial option? At Mount Hope we offer private family estates for burial lots or the construction of private mausoleum, columbaria and crypts are also available.  Estates afford the ability to personalize a space including placement of benches and landscaping.Private Family Estates Brochure 


 Mount Hope Garden of Tranquility_Landscape Mount Hope Garden of Serenity

Cremation Services

The Crematory at Mount Hope is one of the few local options for cremation services. With cremations becoming an increasingly popular, affordable alternative to traditional funeral services, feel comfortable choosing our cemetery for your cremation needs. Our longstanding history, state-of-the-art equipment, and respected reputation enable you to choose Mount Hope with confidence.  

Learn more about our cremation services.


Feel comfortable choosing our cemetery for your interment needs. Mount Hope has been serving the community for 175 years and over 350,000 Rochesterians have selected our cemetery as their final resting place. Our longstanding history and respected reputation enable you to choose Mount Hope with confidence. 

Want to Learn More?    

Whether you are pre-planning or making arrangements for a loved one, our staff are committed to providing you with the best service possible.  Please contact us to learn more about the interment options available at Mount Hope Cemetery by calling us at (585) 428-7999, or filling out our contact form and our cemetery staff will be in touch with you. 

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1133 Mount Hope Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 map