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Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Incredible place

The history is rich and the statuary amazing. You could spend hours roaming around in here on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Groton, Massachusetts
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A walk in the wild in the city

Best birding, lots of interesting monuments, trees and plantings...an oasis in the city! It is also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda P
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history is rich and the statuary amazing. You could spend hours roaming around in here on the nature-named paths. Construction occurring at the tower but it is good to see the high level of maintenance and care taken here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best birding, lots of interesting monuments, trees and plantings...an oasis in the city! It is also accessible by car, but best appreciated on foot!

Thank Linda P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Beautiful place, one of the original garden cemeteries in the world. Many of the individual monuments are also worth seeing. ... and then there's the view from the tower. My favorite season is the autumn, with the cool dry air and the rustling leaves underfoot....More

Thank Egregio
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We went there not by accident but almost after a disappointing visit of Harvard University. At the visitor center at the entrance of the cemetery we were welcome by a lady who was suprisingly speaking french. She gave us nice indications of what to see....More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Wonderful trees (all helpfully labelled if you're into that), lots of birds and other wildlife, and good fun to stumble onto the graves of a whole variety of famous Americans.

Thank Walter M
Reviewed August 1, 2018

beautiful place to grab a walk- long or short. The trees are beautiful and it's very peaceful. Usually not a problem to pull over on their little roads and walk. In the fall the trees are lovely, really any season it's a great place. I...More

Thank MarthaM2154
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Mount Auburn Cemetery is a lovely place to visit. I enjoyed my walk. I used their app to take an introductory walk that introduced me to some of the highlights. I am also a gardener, and I enjoyed checking out the plants and trees, most...More

Thank Tia K
Reviewed July 29, 2018

A visit to this cemetery can be a leisurely picturesque walk, a pilgrimage to graves of revered writers, or a historical hike where many influential Boston Brahmins have been laid to rest. The first rural or “garden” cemetery in the US, its landscaped grounds resemble...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed July 20, 2018

we had not visited Mount Auburn Cemetery in about twenty years. Last Sunday we went not expecting much in terms of flowers blooming, since it is already late in the season for azaleas and rhododendrons. How wrong we were! The place is magnificent any time...More

Thank barbaraeleonora
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Fantastic - I wish we had more time to visit. So much to see and explore. I think I would take an official tour next time to really get into the details. This cemetery is not just about the interesting history, people, and memorials but...More

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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.