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Mount Auburn Cemetery

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Silence and nature

Beautiful place to walk, bike and jog around. The silence and beautiful setting is ideal to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Great place to walk in Cambridge

Quiet, Beautiful. Fun to find monuments of famous people. The landscape changes with the seasons... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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...more
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580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
+1 617-547-7105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to walk, bike and jog around. The silence and beautiful setting is ideal to get away from it all in the ultra busy Cambridge area. There are ponds, tons of trees and wildlife. Great place to photograph the seasons without traveling to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quiet, Beautiful. Fun to find monuments of famous people. The landscape changes with the seasons. There are also guided walks and interesting programs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bettybike
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Plan ahead! You will be in this cemetery walking around for awhile. Very large cemetery which is kept beautiful. Loved seeing the different headstones

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NickiR182
Reviewed December 27, 2018

went there close to halloween, A Cemetery is a place to be, in the season. Great view from the tower. Worth visiting

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

It would be an honor to rest forever here - though a visit is quite sufficient - it feels historical, botanical, beautiful, and reverential...all at once! Definitely a must-visit if you're in Cambrdige...but also an important Boston landmark.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Mount Auburn Cemetery is the best place to take a peaceful weekend walk. During the months of October & November it serves as a great foliage destination. The tower on the top of the hill has a view of Boston’s skyline

Date of experience: November 2018
6  Thank fkanellis
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Calm park with lots of trees. Very quiet, great to escape the city for a walk. Amazing view of downtown Boston from the tower in the park. In particular very nice to visit during Indian summer. Wonderful colors on all the trees.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank f247
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Tourists to Boston rarely make it to the Mt Auburn Cemetery. Cambridge locals like me can't get there often enough..It's a beautiful place for a walk and the best view of Boston and Cambridge is from their Washington Tower (free)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lesli G
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time in the cemetery with the beautifull foliage, the hills, the ponds. Definitely a great spot for folliage near boston. And you don t have to drive miles and miles so that the planet will be thankful.

Date of experience: November 2018
8  Thank BertrandJel
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I was a bit hesitant to walk around a large cemetery alone, but I needn't have worried--there were moms with strollers, joggers, and tourists exploring the cemetery. I picked up a map and some directions from the information desk and enjoyed poking around. The Mary...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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!
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.