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Mt. Auburn Cemetery

580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-547-7105
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #1 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: Mount Auburn Cemetery has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior, recognizing it as one of the country's most... more »
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English first
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family of four came here on our weekend trip to Boston, and we were not disappointed at all! We had read about this cemetery in our guidebook and, due to the popularity of the site on TripAdvisor, decided to spend a few hours. As soon as you drive into the gate, you look around in awe. Beautiful trees, flowers,... More

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Lexington, MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Mt. Auburn is a working cemetery, but it also is a bird sanctuary and not only welcomes but actually encourages sightseers. You can go to the small visitors' center in the entrance to the Chapel and buy items such as maps of the grounds, as well as gather tips and guidelines from the volunteer on duty. You can park almost... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just go; if you like history, culture, writing, gardening, birding, walking, riding in the car, pushing a child in a stroller, relaxing with your family or friends; or any other life-affirming activity, visit this cemetery full of dead people...and hawks and herons... you will be glad you did!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You get to walk all over dead people, check out amazing headstones and climb to the top of the largest chess piece you've ever seen!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a nice cemetery to walk and take in the natural beauty of Boston. The fall colors add to the experience of seeing the impressive monuments and stone work. Definitely worth a stop to see the colors and pay respects. Be sure to climb to the top of the tower for the best views.

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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The only drawback is explaining to people WHY you want to walk in a cemetery. Of course, people who've already been here understand that it is a lovely park, with gorgeous sculpture pieces that just happen to be memorial stones. There are free tours, and maps are available for $1.00. As other posters have noted, it is really good to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Gorgeous weather today, so decided to venture out to a place I had never been to, but always wanted to visit. Mt Auburn cemetery did not disappoint. You can use your smart phone to access a free tours (notable figures, African American heritage, changing tastes, and an audio tour) or stop at the visitor's center and pick up a copy... More

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Oxford, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

So beautiful on a lovely spring or fall day, you'll think you've died and gone to heaven. The tall and ancient trees in a rolling landscape are its principal glory, and the many birds that live here or pass through make this a spot not to miss for birders. And that's not even mentioning the many fascinating grave markers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

And very convenient to public transportation, right on a bus route. To really explore this Cemetery you will need more than one visit. No place to picnic. The chapels are usually closed, so check the website to find out if and when they are open to the public.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

wonderful nature preserve actually. Full of beautiful plantings, trees, birds, and very interesting memorial stones. It is fascinating to see the famous people who are burried here along with ordinary folks. I love to wonder through the paths and meditate. It is a magical place.

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