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Mt. Auburn Cemetery

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Address: 580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
Phone Number: +1 617-547-7105
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as America's first landscaped...

Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as America's first landscaped cemetery. A National Historic Landmark, its renowned landscape inspired the creation of the nation's public parks. Mount Auburn was designated an Important Bird Area by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, reinforcing its status as a significant wildlife sanctuary. Still an active burial place, Mount Auburn Cemetery provides comfort and solace to countless families.

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery was established in 1986 to assist in the conservation of the Cemetery's natural beauty and to promote the appreciation of its cultural, historic, and natural resources. Over 100 public programs are offered annually by the Friends to educate, enrich, and inspire the community. The Friends seeks financial support for education and interpretive programs and materials for the public, specific cultural projects, and operational support for horticultural rejuvenation and the preservation of the historic monuments, structures, and archival artifacts and records.

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Beautiful, peaceful trails and fascinating history and tombstones

Perfect place to explore- zen and interesting. It is a perfect place to experience the fall foliage and take photos. Many of Boston's famous and upper crust are buried here... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to explore- zen and interesting. It is a perfect place to experience the fall foliage and take photos. Many of Boston's famous and upper crust are buried here. Would love to go back and take a guided tour. A must do when you are in Cambridge!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mt Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 and has an amazing grounds that has been designated a National Historic Landmark and, according to Wikipedia, was the beginning of the American public parks and gardens movement. It is both a tranquil cemetery and beautifully landscaped park/arboretum that has 170 acres of winding hilly paths, classic buildings and gates, old trees,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My. Auburn is a beautiful park and also a historic cemetery where many famous New Englanders are buried. We went on a rainy, foggy fall day but still enjoyed the views and history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best Garden Cemeteries in the country. I stopped in last week because I needed to make a photo of the Boston skyline. The trees were at peak color and it was a perfect fall day with couples, photographers, and bird watchers walking along the paths lined with monuments and sculptures all the way to the tower where... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem if you enjoy walking with reverence in a peaceful surrounding with beautiful trees and plantings. There are lots of little foot paths and it is like an arboretum with unique trees, some labeled. I've been there in Spring when the trees were in bloom and it was gorgeous, and so it was this Fall with the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit a lot of cemeteries, this one is historically significant as it redefined the way cemeteries were designed, and is more than a cemetery but a beautiful park. The tower allows stunning views over Boston. A must visit even if cemeteries are not your thing. Very unique tombstones, mausoleums, chapels. There is a visitor centre, public toilets, good paths,... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very lardge cemetary good for walking or by car lots of diffrent trees srubs and flowers lots of history sits on 2 difrent citys cambridge and watertown mass

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not the thing we usually do, but we had an hour or to before our flight. I wish we had made more time for it. The cemetery was just beautiful, the leaves were turning and it had rained the day before. the walkway is well paved and easy to get around on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Take some time to wander. History and nature are both here. There are lovely views and interesting monuments.

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Putnam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was my second visit to Mt. Auburn Cemetery. If you enjoy a leisurely stroll in a beautiful setting, this is the spot. Mt. Auburn also appeals to nature lovers and bird watchers as it is home to numerous birds, squirrels, chipmunks. It is also a welcome oasis for those who migrate. For those interested in history, this cemetery boasts... More 

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