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Mount Auburn Cemetery

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National Historic Landmark

Open to the public, and available for event scheduling, this lovely oasis is full of art, nature... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
A walk in natural beauty

Crisp fall weather with the beginning foliage color changing. Enjoy the birds and chipmunks as you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gloria M
Hernando, Florida
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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...more
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580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
+1 617-547-7105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open to the public, and available for event scheduling, this lovely oasis is full of art, nature, history and wild turkeys.

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crisp fall weather with the beginning foliage color changing. Enjoy the birds and chipmunks as you get a healthy dose of fresh air. The many monuments give a historical view.

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit unusual for a first date spot but it had us both relaxed and a year later we revisited during a break from wedding planning. Self guided tours or group tours are available but just a meandering walk on a nice day make this...More

Thank CabJax58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a driving tour of the area and drove through this beautiful cemetery. Very shady and full of birds and squirrels. Lovely examples of the dying art of memorial stones. Would be even more beautiful when the leaves are in full autumn color.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful in every season. Bury me beneath a weeping beech tree. Highly recommend. First and finest example of rural cemetery movement. A treasure.

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only had about an hour to walk around the cemetery. It's a beautiful place, rolling hills, wandering paths. It's nice that the graves are not laid out in straight lines. There is so much to explore. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A MAP. it would...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

The history is rich and the statuary amazing. You could spend hours roaming around in here on the nature-named paths. Construction occurring at the tower but it is good to see the high level of maintenance and care taken here.

Thank AnneAdrift
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Best birding, lots of interesting monuments, trees and plantings...an oasis in the city! It is also accessible by car, but best appreciated on foot!

Thank Linda P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Beautiful place, one of the original garden cemeteries in the world. Many of the individual monuments are also worth seeing. ... and then there's the view from the tower. My favorite season is the autumn, with the cool dry air and the rustling leaves underfoot....More

Thank Egregio
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We went there not by accident but almost after a disappointing visit of Harvard University. At the visitor center at the entrance of the cemetery we were welcome by a lady who was suprisingly speaking french. She gave us nice indications of what to see....More

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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!
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.