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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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Best view of Boston!

We were taken here on our tour of Boston and fell in love with the place! The grounds are stunning and the view from the top of the tower is the best of Boston. Well worth a quick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were taken here on our tour of Boston and fell in love with the place! The grounds are stunning and the view from the top of the tower is the best of Boston. Well worth a quick visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Despite being a cemetery, it's one of the most beautiful and relaxing places for a walk and to get out of the city. Minutes from Harvard square.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visit this "attraction" in Boston more than any other place because my wife and I take many of our two and three mile walks there--often three or four a week. This cemetery is amazing in so many ways: 1. it is the first garden cemetery in America and set the precedent for all the others. 2. it is full... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful. Great place to come an watch the Boston seasons change. Also, a premier spot of bird watching

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On a very warm, sunny day I decided it would be a good idea to visit the cemetery. I did not have transportation so I walked through it although you are able to take your car on most of the roads, but not all. I first stopped at the visitors center to ask where I should go to explore to... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Mt. Auburn is a beautiful old cemetery, with a lot of history, and gorgeous grounds. Best time to visit: the Fall.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Went to check out the spring colors! What a great place to just wander aimlessly. Lots of birds, beautiful plants & trees. Climb to the top of the tower for an awesome view of Boston. A great way to spend a day!!

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

unique place to go, ad to come back. very removing of course, but also beaitiful and interesting. don t miss it

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a wonderful enchanting place to visit or to spend eternity. Stop at the office and pick up lists of famous people gravesites or lists of trees etc to look at. This place is as much a garden as a cemetary. I was told this is the site that started this country to protect the land and establish the National... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There isn't a single season where the Mt. Auburn cemetery isn't a complete aesthtic masterpiece. Located on a major road, behind a lengthy fence, it's hard to see the splendor of the Mt. Auburn Cemetery from the outside. Lucky for those passing by, there is generally enough parking in the front lot to get out, leave the car for an... More 

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