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Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
+1 617-547-7105
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Splendid!

we had not visited Mount Auburn Cemetery in about twenty years. Last Sunday we went not expecting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
barbaraeleonora
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Florence, Italy
It's Reputation is Well Earned

Fantastic - I wish we had more time to visit. So much to see and explore. I think I would take an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fondue4two
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Rochester, NY
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we had not visited Mount Auburn Cemetery in about twenty years. Last Sunday we went not expecting much in terms of flowers blooming, since it is already late in the season for azaleas and rhododendrons. How wrong we were! The place is magnificent any time...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic - I wish we had more time to visit. So much to see and explore. I think I would take an official tour next time to really get into the details. This cemetery is not just about the interesting history, people, and memorials but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Auburn Cemetery was the first non-city cemetery, which is hard to believe today. It is vast and beautiful with lovely lanes for walking and various lakes and gardens. The trees and flowers are breath-taking. It is a favorite place for a long walk in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful, beautiful. Went up the tower for an excellent view of Boston. The azaleas and rhododendrons were blooming and so many flowers I couldn't even name were open. The paths and ponds had wildlife all over them. Beautiful artistic monuments.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met for a first date on a warm summer day. Great for strolling and stopping to take in the scenery: historic old graves, water views, places to sit and easy parking. set the stage for matters at hand.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to some spectacular shows at the small chapels on site. This is a beautiful cemetery and the grounds are phenomenal. They have walking tours that are very interesting and reasonably priced. Some of the terrain is rough to walk, but I am...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is a beautiful setting despite the fact it's a cemetery. Walk around and you will discover many famous residents.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

A lot of locals go here for peaceful walks on the paths around the cemetery (as well as pay respect to the dead). There is an abundance of flora and fauna here to just sit and view. It's easy to get lost on the roads...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I got to say, I was tempted to remain because this place was so tranquil and I truly felt at peace. When the good Lord decides to take me home I look forward to chillin here till I'm brought upstairs.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Although it seems odd to go to a cemetery for a walk or a picnic, many people do just that at Mt. Auburn Cemetary. The cemetary doubles as an arboretum and has a lovely pond at the resting place of Mary Baker Eddy, foundress of...More

Thank 180happy
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Maine_Travelers445
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Motor vehicles are allowed. There are several places to park along the way. Would suggest stopping at the info center to get a map for sure!
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dayzee22
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Lmsarch | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, just inside the main entrance. I've certainly seen cars circulating through the driveways, but the cemetery is best appreciated on foot.
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