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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
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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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Wow, this is an amazing place

This is the most beautiful cemetery I've been to! The grounds were amazing and the tombstones spectacular. If you can't spend much time here, just simply driving around is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melinda P
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Oklahoma

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Oklahoma
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most beautiful cemetery I've been to! The grounds were amazing and the tombstones spectacular. If you can't spend much time here, just simply driving around is breath-taking. You could easily spend hours here.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mount Auburn Cemetery is an absolute treasure for lovers of nature and history. The winding paths assure that you’ll get lost, even with a map, but it’s worth grabbing a map and deciding which destinations to aim for. A few of the areas I suggest are: Consecration Dell, Washington Tower, Halcyon Lake, Bigelow Chapel, Indian Ridge, and Spruce Ave. I... More 

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Thank Zippy4O
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A walk through Mt. Auburn cemetery is a joy for all of your senses. The flora and fauna will take your breath and for you history buffs it is an adventure is US history!

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Thank JAG60
Woburn
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They keep this cemetery looking clean all the time and they treat each grave stone with respect as they manacure the area around them.

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Thank Joseph T
Acton, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful place for viewing historical family plots, climbing the Washington Tower for a view of Boston and the surrounding area, and for seeing many bird species. Specimen plants and trees are marked with identifying plaques. Beautiful in the spring and year round.

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Thank davidhale22
Boston
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, peaceful, well managed, historical. It is a year long attraction. History and art get together to provide a great time.

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most serene and beautiful cemetaries in the world, and one of the oldest cemetaries in the US. The history and character of the grave markers and statuary are worth a visit alone. The grounds are beautifully kept and resemble an English garden. One of the highlights is to climb the Washington Tower which offers a... More 

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Thank abeachabum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps you and I might not think a cemetery would be a wonderful place to visit? Think of Mt Auburn Cemetery as you would a National Park. It is truly an extra-ordinary experience. People in the "know" travel from all over the world to visit this place.

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Thank Tobias P
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mt Auburn Cemetery has been known for decades as one of the best spots in eastern Massachusetts for watching spring migrant birds. Any day in May (especially any early morning) you will find groups of birders who can tell you what rarity has been seen there recently. There are also graves of many famous Bostonians, especially from the late 19th... More 

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Thank Deanlie
Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local I love this walking and thinking space. Comes with a favorite Great Owl with whom I share a favorite spot

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