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Susan B. Anthony's Grave Site Will Extend its Hours this Election Day

Destination & Tourism Patrick Clarke November 08, 2016

Susan B. Anthony's Grave Site Will Extend its Hours this Election Day

PHOTO: Susan B. Anthony's grave site at Mount Hope Cemetery. (Photo via Flickr/Liz Lawley)

Rochester, New York's Mount Hope Cemetery will extend its hours and ramp up security on Election Day in anticipation of an influx of visitors expected to pay their respects to suffragist Susan B. Anthony, the Democrat & Chronicle reported.

The women's rights icon's grave site near the cemetery's northern entrance will remain open until 9 p.m. local time Tuesday. The cemetery typically closes at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to an enhanced security presence, guides will be on hand to assist visitors and lights will be brought out so people can visit the site even after the sun goes down.

"Visiting Susan B. Anthony's grave site has become an Election Day rite of passage for many citizens," Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said in a statement. "With this year's historically significant election, it seems right to extend that opportunity until the polls close."

In the past, many visitors to Anthony's grave site have left their "I Voted" stickers on her headstone. And with the tradition taking off amid Hillary Clinton's historic run for the White House, the city will allow visitors to continue to place their stickers on the grave site.

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According to the Democrat & Chronicle, cemetery officials will put up commemorative poster boards where people can place their "I Voted" stickers along with a thank-you message.

Throughout the day, workers will move stickers from Anthony's headstone to the large poster boards.

Elsewhere in Rochester, the Susan B. Anthony Historic House and Museum is expected to draw crowds this Election Day.

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