About Rochester, NY
Located along the Genesee River, Rochester is in western upstate New York and is the 4th largest city in the state. It is home to several renowned universities, including The University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology, which play a role in boosting its population and economy. It is home to many breweries and is the gateway to the Finger Lakes region, famous for wine.
Rochester and the Finger Lakes are the home to the women’s suffrage movement, and Rochester played an important role in the abolition movement as well, serving as a final stop on the Underground Railroad for enslaved people seeking freedom before heading to Canada. The city was home to both suffragist Susan B. Anthony, and author and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.