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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  • Went during the Spring during the warbler migration and had some luck spotting various warblers, orioles, hawks and other birds! The variety of plantings around the differently landscaped grave areas ...  more »
  • This cemetery is huge plenty of walks to old graves surrounded by large trees on top of a hill overlooking him a view panoramic of the skyline of Boston with backbay in the foreground it was covered in snow with the fingerprints of squirrels or other wild hosts of these places...
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  • Took the T over to Harvard and easily hopped on a bus over to Mt. Auburn. It drops you right across the street from the entrance. There was a very nice man at the visitor center who provided a helpful...  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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