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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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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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A tranquil oasis

One of America's historic cemeteries, Mt. Auburn provides space in a bustling city to walk and meditate amidst memorials and tombstones, many of which belong to historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Agnes Q
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Acton, Massachusetts, United States

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Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of America's historic cemeteries, Mt. Auburn provides space in a bustling city to walk and meditate amidst memorials and tombstones, many of which belong to historical figures. The gardens and ponds are beautiful, and invite reflection. There are many meandering paths that one can take; but have no fear of getting lost--just follow the green path and you will... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On Mother's Day of 1978 my wife was expecting our first child. While many others lined up at restaurants throughout the area, I packed a little lunch and took her for a drive to Mt Auburn. We. Drove around, walked, and sat on benches overlooking quiet ponds. She saw the fullness of nature that you don't usually see in the... More 

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Thank Allen P
Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love beauty and tranquillity, this is for you. Sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the view. It is breathtaking any time of the year. Cambridge is where I was born, love my city, especially My. Auburn Cemetery......It's the best.

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Thank Dorshe
Arlington, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the cemetery you will see so many varieties of trees with signs on them telling you what kind they are and where they came from. Peaceful place to walk although there were quite a few people walking.

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Thank Deb W
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Mt. Auburn! It is a gorgeous, calm, entertaining pocket of nature in the middle of the big city. We walked from the Porter Square T station, a brisk half-hour walk through a pretty residential neighborhood. The volunteer docents are so helpful. Make the $1 donation for a map and have the docent point out good paths to follow,... More 

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Thank Robin S
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a lovely place to spend a few hours. The park is huge, romantic, and historically interesting. Also a great place for bird watchers (there are tours) and people who love trees. I'd especially recommend visiting the pond at the center of the park.

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Thank darouet
Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very peaceful, historical cemetery. You could wander for hours, but it helps to stop in the visitor center and buy the map for $1 because many of the graves of well known people are on little paths that would be hard to find without guidance from the map. It was extremely hot when we went, so we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I researched Mt. Auburn before I made the visit because I wanted to make sure that Henry Longfellow was buried there. I enjoy his writings very much! I stopped by one late evening, purchased a map, and went on my way! Well, I got lost quickly. While venturing through the park, I discovered many beautiful mausoleums, and monuments, and just... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt. Auburn Cemetery is a very serene, extremely nicely landscaped place for a quiet walk. Its main advantage is to be located in the city while offering beautiful foliage in the Fall, and an exciting overview of Boston from the tower that sits on its highest hill. Very easy to get to, and certainly a "classic" Cambridge attraction.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unexpected treasure in an urban landscape and filled with grace in motion through the many gardens.

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