Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

4.8
Experience the history and tranquil atmosphere of Mount Auburn Cemetery, a place where nature and tradition meet. The landscaped cemetery dates back to the early 19th century and was inspired by the famous Parisian Père Lachaise Cemetery. One of the highlights of the cemetery's architecture is the 19th-century Washington Tower, which provides excellent views of the surrounding area. Explore the historical monuments, take a stroll down the peaceful pathways, and observe the rich wildlife, from plants to resident wild animals. The grounds are easily accessible for wheelchair users and visitors with strollers. The cemetery is open year-round and there's no admission fee. Put Mount Auburn Cemetery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cambridge trip planning tool .
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  • American cemetery is felt less like the oppressive atmosphere and feel no discomfort to visit regularly. It was also very beautiful and.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Great date spot–turns out mortality is really romantic. The gorgeous landscaping probably has something to do with it, but you can't underestimate the aphrodisiac power of being constantly reminded how fleeting life is. Basically this place is the Disney World of death.
  • love the history- esp seeing Isabella Stewart Gardeners place of rest. gorgeous for a walk or just to free your mind. Very peaceful and clean place
  • The cemetery is beautiful, indeed, and has set aside space for “green” or natural burials. Unfortunately, unlike green cemeteries in other states, they do not allow even small stones with the name of the deceased on green graves. I have requested the board of directors to change this policy, but nearly a year after my request I have not heard back from them. At the time my husband was buried there, Mt Auburn was the only cemetery in Massachusetts that allowed green burials so we had little choice. Just an FYI to anyone who might be considering a green burial at this cemetery.
  • Beautifully maintained and a great place to go for a walk. Try to go during hours that the tower is open, it is a beautiful city outlook without the tourist factor of other places like this in the area.

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