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“First garden cemetery in the US”

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 18, 2013

A beautiful arboretum of a cemetery with Interesting statuary as well. Perfect for a peaceful stroll. Especially lovely fall and spring.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

More a park than a cemetery, a lake, impressive array of flora, peaceful and beautiful. It's so huge a car is advised to visit it.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Olmstead crafted; resting place of the famous; target of migratory birds. Beautiful oasis in the city.

Thank 450path
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The cemetery has walking and audible tours that are terrific, many of the older tombstones are works of art. There are ponds, footpaths, a tower, and magnificent trees to see.

Thank BDL25
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Walk the paths, climb the tower, absorb Boston social history. In any season, the cemetery affords a peaceful, interesting experience.

Thank EZtripping
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