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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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botanical garden, birding site, historical graves -- all in on place. pleasant quiet walk in all seasons.
botanical garden, birding site, historical graves -- all in on place. pleasant quiet walk in all seasons. more »
Founded in the early 1800s, this cemetery is part of the National Historic Landmark association. Besides providing comfort to bereaved families, there is a serene and calming respect for these...
Founded in the early 1800s, this cemetery is part of the National Historic Landmark association. Besides providing comfort to bereaved families, there is a serene and calming respect for these... more »
Tranquil escape. It feels more like a park than a traditional cemetery. It’s always quiet when I go and the grounds are perfect for a long relaxing stroll. The weeping birches are my favorite, it makes me feel like a child in a fort when you walk inside their canopies. Excellent place to take photos and great place to bird watch. The tower is a cool place to bring visitors to Boston- the views of the city are incredible. It’s a great place to bring a book and spend an afternoon. It feels like a secret garden.
One wouldn’t ordinarily consider a cemetery as a place to go for a leisurely walk, except for this one. There is a beautiful pond with trees and benches in the center of the park (if you will) to sit, reflect, and relax. And one of the most comforting places in Boston i’ve ever been to. The cemetery is big enough for you to walk through (about an hour long) or drive around in. Free to enter and can park near the lake and sit as long as you want. Even if you don’t have a loved one buried here, a beautiful and peaceful place for praying and meditating.
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