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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  • It's a great place to see trees and flowers in this cemetery. Cars can be parked inside along the roads. A very quiet place just like a park since 1831 with lots of old trees and different kinds of fl...  more »
  • at any time of year for birdwatching and walking. Easy to navigate paths, most are wheelchair accessible -- note that there are some steep inclines, however. Wide open paths, easy to navigate for chai...  more »
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  • Very large cemetery in a busy city of Cambridge. It’s beautiful and well maintained. The monuments are very well designed, there are so many trees from different countries, birds for people to watch, and viewing the Boston skyline from the Washington Tower. There are many notable people buried here like Isabella Stewart Gardner, William Barton Rodgers, Edwin Booth, Curt Gowdy, Anne Revere, Harriet Jacobs, Thomas Cass, and many more.
  • I stumbled upon this cemetery on a trip to Harvard. When I came upon it, I knew that it was something special and made a u-turn to find the entrance. WOW, I was not disappointed. The topography of the land is stunning and showcases hundreds of varieties of deciduous and conifer trees, shrubs and other vegetation. The ponds around every corner feel almost magical. This is truly one of the most peaceful places I've found. This made my trip very memorable indeed. I am so glad I had the time, when I found this gem, to devout a few hours to exploring this cemetery.

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