Frederick Douglass Gravesite

The original memorial (top right) and the later memorial tablet (bottom right) mark the resting place of Frederick Douglass. Douglass's wife Helen reposes beneath the smaller stone at left.
Type: Officially Marked Monument Involved: Douglass, Frederick
Location: 1133 Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY
Cause: Abolition

Frederick Douglass was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester’s premier memorial park, in 1895. The grave can be found in Section T, Plot 26; a helpful marker guides visitors from the cemetery’s internal thoroughfare, Fifth Avenue.

Douglass’s grave and that of his fellow abolitionist, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, are the two most-visited sites in this picturesque Victorian cemetery.