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Mt. Auburn Cemetery

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Address: 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-547-7105
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Walking
Description: Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as America's first landscaped...
Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as America's first landscaped cemetery. A National Historic Landmark, its renowned landscape inspired the creation of the nation's public parks. Mount Auburn was designated an Important Bird Area by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, reinforcing its status as a significant wildlife sanctuary. Still an active burial place, Mount Auburn Cemetery provides comfort and solace to countless families. The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery was established in 1986 to assist in the conservation of the Cemetery's natural beauty and to promote the appreciation of its cultural, historic, and natural resources. Over 100 public programs are offered annually by the Friends to educate, enrich, and inspire the community. The Friends seeks financial support for education and interpretive programs and materials for the public, specific cultural projects, and operational support for horticultural rejuvenation and the preservation of the historic monuments, structures, and archival artifacts and records.
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Hidden Gem for Leafy Stroll

Sprawling historic cemetery, in spots heavily-forested. Perfect for Fall foliage or a stroll/jog any time of the year

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Sprawling historic cemetery, in spots heavily-forested. Perfect for Fall foliage or a stroll/jog any time of the year

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Cambridge, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether you want to wander in a peaceful, idyllic setting or join a walking tour to learn about its fascinating history, this spot is a great place to recharge your batteries. It's different in every season, a favorite for bird watchers and one of the richest spots for stories of quirky, haunted historic tales. No matter how many times you... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been going here for many years. It is gorgeous. Plan to wear your argyle sweater and wool scarf and wander around in October.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This cemetery is gorgeous to walk around. The gravestones are old and fascinating. The sculptures are beautiful and the grounds and trees are amazing.

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Konstancin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The gorgeous landscape and the peaceful ambiance lend this site its contemplative wonder. I would urge a trip.

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murrayhill
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Incredible landscaping from the founder of modern American landscape design. Don't miss the pond and above it the Washington Tower, open from April through October

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Boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mt. Auburn Cemetery is a gem, lovingly created and maintained, sure to charm anyone interested in nature, gardens, trees, beauty, landscaping, and history. The cemetery aspect is the least attractive in my opinion, but some of the monuments are interesting and/or beautiful. I like to visit Bucky Fuller's little marker, incised with an image of a geodesic dome and the... More 

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Orono, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love wandering through cemeteries and reading the inscriptions. I marvel at the detail achieved by the stone artists of years ago. They statues are so lifelike and it is surprising to see some of the impishness included in such solemn guardians. Mt. Auburn is a garden cemetery which makes for beautiful flora regardless of the season. My daughter and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the US and probably in the world. It's mainly the landscaping that makes it unique, but the variety of plant life is also outstanding. It's a great place to explore for natural beauty (cultivated, but never overdone or precious). Really great for nature photography (plants, animals and birds), and also for... More 

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Seattle, WA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Beautiful grounds full of historic graves, lovely landscaping, with hills and valleys, streams and ponds. View of Boston if the leaves have fallen. A great walk on a sunny day!

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