Mount Hope Cemetery has a vast, tranquil expanse of burial ground near Mount Hope Avenue. While winters cover the grounds in ice, the gravestones and monuments are shrouded with the calming shadows of lush green trees during summers. Built in 1938, the architectural style of the mausoleums and sepulchres is largely Victorian with Gothic elements. It is the last resting place for some of the eminent personalities like Frederick Douglass, John Jacob Bausch and Blanche Stuart Scott.
Highland Park, one of the most popular parks of Rochester, is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Home to a diverse collection of flowers and plants, it includes 1200 lilac shrubs and a variety of more than 700 varieties of ododendron, azaleas, mountain laurel and Andromeda and is an absolutely wonderful sight to the sore eyes. Sprawled across 20 acres, it features picnic areas, benches, hiking trails and is an idyllic place for the perfect day out. It also houses the Lamberton Conservatory, Warner Castle, an outdoor amphitheater and a memorial for the Vietnam martyrs.
One may call it a place for children to be, but Strong National Museum of Play is much more than that. A very unique museum, the whole idea surrounding it is to understand 'play' as a science which aids in the total mental development of children. It hosts various guest lectures and features many interactive exhibits and a library. A great experience for a learner, the Strong National Museum of Play has something for every age group.
For all those who like photography, George Eastman House is the place to be. It is named after George Eastman, the founder of the renowned Eastman Kodak company. This photography museum is the oldest one around and is a treasure trove of rare photographs, film archives and prints. Formerly occupied by George Eastman, his house has been converted into a museum and visitors can check out the estate, the museum and the house garden. It also hosts events, exhibitions and programs on a regular basis.
Discover how things work at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. This museum is a great place to bring the kids, since quality time has never looked more fun than at the center's exciting Adventure Zone. You can understand the secrets of science by getting in on the action with the many interactive exhibits. Have fun and learn!
Memorial Art Gallery situated in the heart of Rochester is a museum exhibiting everything from age-old relics to contemporary art created by popular artists from across the globe. With over 12,000 works of art and other exhibits, this unique museum is home to one of the most diverse collections in the country. The two floors of this museum feature various fascinating galleries like Arts of Africa, Oceania & America, Helen H. Berkeley Gallery of Ancient Arts and many others that are full of interesting exhibits from the medieval, as well as, modern era. Do not forget to visit the sculpture park featuring an excellent collection of sculptures from different eras, made by different sculptors from across the globe. Apart from the permanent collection, Memorial Art Gallery plays host to a wide range of temporary exhibitions, lectures, talks and other events throughout the year.
The Spencerport Methodist Church is a historical church that was erected way back in the 1870s era. This United Methodist Church is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places; it welcomes everyone to come together and pray for peace.
Rohrbach Buffalo Road Brewpub situated in the heart of Rochester is popular for its wide range of ales and lagers brewed in their own brewery using state-of-the-art equipment and fine, local ingredients. The list of beer at Rohrbach Buffalo Road Brewpub feature their own, as well as, some interesting brews from few of the finest breweries in Rochester. The sampler featuring any four brews of your choice from their extensive selection is a must try for all the beer connoisseurs out there. Order the Buffalo Wings, Brisket Tacos, Munich-Pretzel or Crab Cakes to complement the beer and add to its taste. Ask for the monthly food and beer pairing if you are having a hard time to decide what to order on your own.