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Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

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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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  • 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 »
  • Beautifully landscaped and fascinating to read the headstones. Make sure to stop at the visitor center. I met Helen, Jen and Susan. Lovely women with so much knowledge of the cemetery. Helen... 
    Beautifully landscaped and fascinating to read the headstones. Make sure to stop at the visitor center. I met Helen, Jen and Susan. Lovely women with so much knowledge of the cemetery. Helen...  more »
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  • It's probably odd to review a cemetery but this is not an ordinary cemetery. It is a birder's and gardener's paradise and a lovely place to take a leisurely walk. There are a lot of famous people buried here if you are into that sort of thing. We were more interested in the birds and beautiful landscapes. Hard to believe we are in the city when you are walking here.
  • Welcoming and enchanting. It's well worth a visit! It's tranquil, epic grounds are uniquely a public park, as well. I have so much more to say, but Google won't let me add more!

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