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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
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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful area to stroll with beautiful landscape and quirky old tombstones. Check out the tower with a stupendous view of downtown boston and in all directions. It is an easy climb. Lots of history here if you take a walking tour (audio). I'm not a birder, but I've heard that this is the place to visit in the Boston area.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A true bucolic gem and a short distance from Harvard Square. Spring in particular or any time of year its worth a minimum of a day. If you love a mix of flowers, history and sense of time and place you can get totally absorbed here. A very special place steeped in history and beauty. And yes there is parking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an interesting cemetery to take a stroll through, especially if you know much about the history of cemeteries (weird, but I did take a class once). Some of the headstones are very very old and the cemetery was once the first of its kind.

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Auburn Cemetery is one place you do not want to miss on your trip to Boston. The grounds are impeccable, and since it is run by the Horticultural Society the trees and flowers are all named for your understanding. Great images and graves of the famous and imfamous. Longfellow, Lodge, Shaw to name a few are buried their. Make... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful even this time of year. Unfortunately the visitor center and buildings not open. But the unobstructed views from the Washington tower are spectacular

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Doha
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Walking here is like a trip to another world. Yes, this is a cemetery - but it is very beautiful and full of trees and birds and unusual and historic headstones and tombs. It is a great place to contemplate your own mortality - or to have a picnic.

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Great Neck, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Mt Auburn Cemetery is a lovely place of history and beauty. It is park like setting with many areas to walk. I have been there many times and look forward to returning when next I am in Boston.

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Southern New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I love this place. In the middle of Metro Boston, it's an oasis of green, nature, and quiet, well worth a visit for peace and contemplative time away from the world of high speed. It's also a visit with some of the great, varied figures of the past: Hosea Ballou, Curt Gowdy, Winslow Homer, Julia Ward Howe, James Russell Lowell,... More

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place is a true gem located near Harvard Square. It is a beautiful place for walking, talking, or quiet contemplation. Also, surprisingly, it is one of the most romantic locations in the Boston area. Make sure you reserve several hours and pick a nice day. There are many sections to the cemetery and all of them are worth seeing.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is a truly beautiful and tranquil place. It's park like setting makes you almost forget this is actually a cemetary. As you wander through you will find the final resting places of numerous famous people. Some think this is just a place of the rich and famous, that's not true most of the people resting here are remembered only... More

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