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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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A Walk in the cemetery

Mt. Auburn Cemetery is the oldest garden cemetery in the U.S. and the only one that reminds me of the beautiful cemetery at my hometown in Finland. It is like walking in an open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The founders of the cemetery created something's beautiful in these rolling hills. It's similar to visiting an Olmstead park, but with graves. It's gorgeous, and view from the Washington monument within is stunning, The Cemetery does ask you to observe etiquette. They also provide free audio tours you can access from your cell phone with the Mt. Auburn app. (A... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mt. Auburn Cemetery is the oldest garden cemetery in the U.S. and the only one that reminds me of the beautiful cemetery at my hometown in Finland. It is like walking in an open air art museum with the many elegant statues and headstones. Truly a sanctuary to go for a peaceful nature walk.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The cemetery is world famous as a bird watching place during migration time in the Spring and Fall. The trees and shrubbery are out of this world beautiful in early to mid May and many well known individuals are buried there. The landscaping is magnificent.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm not one for visiting cemeteries, but I made an exception for this one. It's like a park but with tombstones as well as trees and bushes. Some of the headstones are old and interesting.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This cemetery is incredible. The mature trees, the hills and paths and crips and headstones are all amazing. The very from the monument at the top was crazy. It does close the gates way before sundown, so don't get there too late. Rabbits and Turkeys, you feel like you are in an old forest.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

For a quick memento mori, an opportunity for birdwatching and a stroll through an arboretum all in one, just visit this cemetery. You can get lost here! If the tower is open, head up there for a nice view of the surrounding area. Reading the tombstones about the long-ago buried may help you remember to stop and smell the roses,... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is one of the top spots in Cambridge. If you love birds, plants, serenity....come for a visit and take your time walking along the many paths. So much thought and planning went into Mt. Auburn Cemetery. We are blessed to have it as a resource in our community.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

During the spring migration, what fun to wander around this cemetery - and join in walks with the local groups that do this first thing in the morning. SO MANY amazing birds. Beyond birds, there are gorgeous trees, brush, flowers, areas, as well as all of the graves of historical interest.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have been to Graceland and Jim Morrison's grave. That's it for the cemetery circuit for me. My husband wanted to come here. I lack the patience to fully appreciate this area when I'm touring a city. This area is beautiful. Birdwatching and tree watching, it's a natural beautiful park. The headstones are very unique, diverse and old. There are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A truly special place to walk around. I went there recently to take black and white Infra Red photos and it is probably the best place I've been for that type of look. Amazing integration of landscape, memorials, chapel, etc. A real gem in the Cambridge area.

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Address: 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-547-7105
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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