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Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
+1 617-547-7105
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Great for walking, birdwatching

Went during the Spring during the warbler migration and had some luck spotting various warblers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Callisto S
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S. Natick, MA
Lovely to walk here in Fall...

Took the T over to Harvard and easily hopped on a bus over to Mt. Auburn. It drops you right... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
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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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580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went during the Spring during the warbler migration and had some luck spotting various warblers, orioles, hawks and other birds! The variety of plantings around the differently landscaped grave areas give the feel of different environmental “rooms.” So beautiful!

Thank Callisto S
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Took the T over to Harvard and easily hopped on a bus over to Mt. Auburn. It drops you right across the street from the entrance. There was a very nice man at the visitor center who provided a helpful map of the cemetery. This...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

An astounding if macabre tour site not to miss. Spring flowers, fall foliage, deco sculpture and famous graves abound. View from tower is worth a climb.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This cemetery was created in a time when the dead were thought to be just resting before being taken up to heaven. The goal was to create a wonderful memorial park for the deceased and their "visitors". What ever your beliefs about the afterlife, we...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Springtime is best for birding, as this is a major site for migrating birds. But anytime of year there are so many famous people buried here that a leisurely walk through will surprise you.

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

This is certainly one of my favorite places to visit. It is a serene escape within the city. The cemetery is full of wondrous architectural and design elements, as well as an incredible selection of trees and fauna.

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Mt Auburn Cemetery is a beautiful place to walk just about any time of year. Trees, flowers, and ponds make it a great way to spend a few afternoon hours. And there are historical gravesites to visit as well.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This Cemetery is soooo beautiful! There is so many interesting old trees! People go there to take pictures of many species of birds! Some of the stones go back many, many,years! Some parts have water falls too!

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Although "graveyard" may make you queasy, don't fear, This is a beautifully landscaped park with lots of historical interest and inspiration.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Expansive with well tended paths, gardens, ponds and trees. A nice place for a spring or fall walk. Also a great place to bird watch. But it is still a cemetery(with many famous early Americans laid to rest there); no bikes, no picnics etc

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Maine_Travelers445
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Motor vehicles are allowed. There are several places to park along the way. Would suggest stopping at the info center to get a map for sure!
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dayzee22
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Lmsarch | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, just inside the main entrance. I've certainly seen cars circulating through the driveways, but the cemetery is best appreciated on foot.
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