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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This spectacular spot is well deserving of its stellar reputation. It is simultaneously a botanical garden, a cemetery, and a nature preserve. The undulating terrain combines with mature, tasteful landscaping to create a pleasant oasis in the city. When wandering the miles of paths, it is easy to forget the hustle and bustle just outside the wrought-iron gates. During spring... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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140 reviews 140 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Whether you're a bird watcher or genealogist, historian or gardener looking for ideas, Mount Auburn is not to be missed. When you first arrive find a place to park near the office, in the shade would be a good idea. Then walk over to the Story Chapel, just around the corner from the office and pick up a map or... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Mount Auburn Cemetery is special not just because of the famous people buried here and its rich history but because of its well tended plants and trees and the variety of its beautiful landscapes. It's a place for bird watching and a habitat for wildlife as well as a nice place for a walk. (Brochures at the entrance indicate... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful place to walk and be quiet, contempleting trees, birds and also the always funny squirrels and chipmunks. Among the historical graves, there are also beautiful lakes.

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Cary, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I spent three hours at Mt. Auburn taking photos of interesting gravesites and flowers. Founded in the mid 1800s, Mt. Auburn is known as the country's first garden cemetery. You'll walk by graves of the authors, politicians, and ministers we all studied in junior high. Go in the summer to see echinacea and impatiens blooming everywhere. And stop by the... More

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Renmark, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We spent a wonderful hour ( but could have easily stayed longer without a train to catch), seeing some different aspects of Mt Auburn. The garden design, trees and plants are beautiful; the location is gorgeous, and the history contained within the tombs, statues, and grave markers is very interesting. Highly recommend a visit to this lovely cemetery/park.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great, tranquil spot for bird watching, meditation, walking, and taking the the gardens. There's a tower that you can climb to get an awesome view of Boston and the western suburbs. If you're dead, this is not a bad place to leave your earthly remains!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a fascinating cemetery with a special place in history. I love the feeling of history and the relevant social connections. Read more about it!

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chicago il
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is an amazing place for the history buff. As the originator of the rural cemetery movement, Mt Auburn is the real deal. The architecture, funerary art and landscaping are worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Laid my dear Tia to rest, but the place is so serene. Many stones go back to the 1800's and I wouldn't be surprised to see some into the 1700's

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