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Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-547-7105
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Interesting and beautiful

Very beautiful cemetery. You could spend a long time walking through it as it's enormous. It has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pip M
Belfast, United Kingdom
Mt Auburn Cemetery is FANTASTIC

OK, when yo think of tours or pretty sunny days and walks - you MAY not think about a CEMETERY... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lexington, Massachusetts
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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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580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-547-7105

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful cemetery. You could spend a long time walking through it as it's enormous. It has beautiful lakes and gorgeous trees. It's a bit of a way out (about 30 minute walk from Harvard Square). It does feel a bit strange to be walking...More

Thank Pip M
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, when yo think of tours or pretty sunny days and walks - you MAY not think about a CEMETERY - but, wait- this place really is amazing. First, it is HUGE. Second, it is historical. Third, there is easy walking areas and it has...More

Thank Lolabowla
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit of a schlep from Harvard Square but well worth it. Beautiful and (mostly) quiet. It is a wonderful spot to spend an afternoon in the cool fall weather.

Thank JamesAboston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just lovely to walk through. If walking is an issue you can drive. As you can imagine the tower is not accessible. Remember this is a cemetery not an amusement park. I have seen parents let children run over graves and climb over the lovely...More

1  Thank lovesroads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cemetery but it's also an amazing arboretum, birder's paradise,and history museum. From the entry to the back is under a mile but there are hundred's of little walking paths many of which lead you to Washington Tower. It's not a difficult climb...More

Thank TravelExpertMA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Aburn is the first garden cemetery in the US. It's also an amazing arboretum with the graves of a number of historic figures, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Plan to only see part of the cemetery, as it would take hours to explore the entire...More

Thank TFisher425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you wish to be swept into a yesteryear of 19rh c romanticism mixed with Olmsteads philosophy of Parks for All, with a little Edward Gorey... come see the autumn in Mt Auburn Cemetery ! Bird watchers abound in clusters and couples walk quietly among...More

Thank Monique M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mount Auburn Cemetery is a gem. It is a beautiful botanical garden. It has great birding especially in April May. If you are into history you can find many historic grave markers

Thank jhh13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful trees and flowers with a pond. Many places to just sit and reflect. Lots of tombstones and memorials of famous people.

Thank Verveinethefirst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love walking around this cemetery. It's not just a cemetery, it's one of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen

Thank 553joan
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18 June 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!
8 May 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.